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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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22,323Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$937K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 141 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

622 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

5% of this provider’s 604 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

31% of this provider’s 622 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 622 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$1.01M

2014

$919K

2015

$937K

2016

Number of Claims

22,319

2014

20,715

2015

22,323

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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,016

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,011

prescriptions.

135

patients, 22% of all patients

1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 926

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

911

prescriptions.

128

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 864

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

859

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 792

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

787

prescriptions.

116

patients, 19% of all patients

4 3
GABAPENTIN 587

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

5 10
MELOXICAM 553

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

6 32
LISINOPRIL 511

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

8 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

9 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

10 16
TRAMADOL HCL 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

O 11 24
METFORMIN HCL 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

12 9
SPIRONOLACTONE 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

13 52
SIMVASTATIN 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

14 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

O 15 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

16 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

17 2
CARVEDILOL 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

18 21
LORAZEPAM 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

19 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

20 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

21 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

22 61
PREDNISONE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

22 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

24 15
MIRTAZAPINE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

25 49
ATENOLOL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

26 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

27 13
DULOXETINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

28 28
TRAZODONE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

29 30
ALPRAZOLAM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

30 18
ALLOPURINOL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

31 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

32 35
GLIPIZIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

33 63
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

34 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

35 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

36 26
SERTRALINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

37 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 74
OLANZAPINE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 39 112
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

40 46
FLUOXETINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 41
CLONAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 45
CLOPIDOGREL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

43 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

45 37
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 100
CEPHALEXIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

A 47 68
DIGOXIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 102
XARELTO 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 80
ROPINIROLE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 60
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

51 40
ELIQUIS 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 85
CRESTOR 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

53 54
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 153
METOLAZONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 55 202
LYRICA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 71
SOTALOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 57 317
BACLOFEN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 58 93
MEMANTINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 58 79
VOLTAREN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

60 174
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 38
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 50
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 130
FAMOTIDINE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 53
AZITHROMYCIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A 63 55
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 63 105
SYNTHROID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 67 42
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

68 115
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 69 34
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 70 83
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 O 70 47
LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 72 65
RISPERIDONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 P 72 95
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

72 78
LOPERAMIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

72 210
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 72 67
WELCHOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 77 241
TEMAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 78 122
CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

78 99
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

80 203
RALOXIFENE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 80 136
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 80 56
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 Jan. 1, 2013.
  • 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.