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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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16,652Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 90 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$904K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 145 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

781 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

23% of this provider’s 781 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 781 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$852K

2014

$861K

2015

$904K

2016

Number of Claims

16,055

2014

15,567

2015

16,652

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 908

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

815

prescriptions.

211

patients, 27% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 843

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

171

patients, 22% of all patients

2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 682

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 664

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

129

patients, 17% of all patients

4 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 466

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

5 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

7 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

8 13
TRAMADOL HCL 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

O 9 24
SIMVASTATIN 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

10 8
GABAPENTIN 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

11 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

12 12
FUROSEMIDE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

12 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

14 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

15 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

16 15
ALPRAZOLAM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

17 18
CLOPIDOGREL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

18 20
METFORMIN HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

19 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

20 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

21 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

22 38
PREDNISONE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

23 36
MIRTAZAPINE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

23 49
ALLOPURINOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

25 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

26 35
BUSPIRONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

27 89
CITALOPRAM HBR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

28 29
JANUVIA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 58
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

O 30 7
DULOXETINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

31 28
SPIRIVA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

32 81
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

33 134
CARVEDILOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

34 21
PROPRANOLOL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

35 162
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 77
TRAZODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

36 17
HYDRALAZINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 57
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

40 98
SERTRALINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

40 22
LOVASTATIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

42 65
DONEPEZIL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

44 52
VENTOLIN HFA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

45 91
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

46 56
PAROXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 67
CRESTOR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

47 54
FLUOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

49 41
XARELTO 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 80
ATENOLOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 25
FINASTERIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

52 84
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

53 88
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 37
PROAIR HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

55 59
PRIMIDONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 189
FAMOTIDINE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 53
VERAPAMIL ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 164
TIZANIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

56 76
ADVAIR DISKUS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 62
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 34
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

61 61
MELOXICAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

61 32
KLOR-CON M20 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 75
ELIQUIS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 65 85
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 66 107
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 103
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 68 111
VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 66
BUPROPION HCL SR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 167
SYNTHROID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 71 42
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 40
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 71 63
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 105
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 75 119
METFORMIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 44
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 O 76 47
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 Feb. 19, 2014.
  • 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.