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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,278Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 170 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$872K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 157 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

607 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Indiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

21% of this provider’s 607 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 607 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$897K

2014

$842K

2015

$872K

2016

Number of Claims

13,820

2014

13,304

2015

12,278

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 691

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

150

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 679

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

160

patients, 26% of all patients

2 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 503

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

111

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

4 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

5 11
LISINOPRIL 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
METFORMIN HCL 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

7 9
FUROSEMIDE 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

8 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

9 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

10 33
OMEPRAZOLE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

11 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

12 23
ALPRAZOLAM 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

12 18
RANITIDINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

14 51
CLOPIDOGREL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

15 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

16 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

17 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

18 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

19 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

20 16
LANTUS 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

21 69
FENOFIBRATE* 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

22 119
BUPROPION XL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

23 94
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

24 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

24 14
SYNTHROID 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

26 42
CARVEDILOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

27 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

28 38
BYSTOLIC 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 106
JANUVIA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

30 58
WARFARIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 19
GABAPENTIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 10
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 50
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

34 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

35 40
SERTRALINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 41
MELOXICAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 32
AZITHROMYCIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

A 38 55
TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 13
CLONAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 37
ZETIA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 86
IRBESARTAN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 104
KLOR-CON M20 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 75
ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 25
DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 28
BENICAR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 183
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O 50 7
NIFEDIPINE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 51 146
JANUMET XR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 51 443
TRAMADOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 53 24
ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 53 60
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 162
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Aug. 9, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.