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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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15,616Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 101 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$816K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 189 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

756 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

27% of this provider’s 756 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 756 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$52 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

$809K

2014

$753K

2015

$816K

2016

Number of Claims

14,957

2014

14,960

2015

15,616

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 664

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 648

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 565

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 510

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

4 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 489

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

O 5 7
SIMVASTATIN 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

6 8
LISINOPRIL 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

7 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

8 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

9 16
METFORMIN HCL ER 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

10 44
GABAPENTIN 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

11 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

12 26
METFORMIN HCL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

13 9
FUROSEMIDE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

14 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

15 14
ATENOLOL 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

16 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

16 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

18 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

19 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

20 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

21 38
TRAMADOL HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

O 21 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

23 52
GLIMEPIRIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

24 33
ALPRAZOLAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

25 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

26 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

27 40
MELOXICAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

28 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

29 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

30 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

31 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

32 46
SERTRALINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

33 22
CLOPIDOGREL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

33 20
LORAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

33 39
CARVEDILOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

33 21
CLONAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

37 45
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

38 103
JANUVIA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 58
FAMOTIDINE* 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 53
FLUOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

41 41
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 41 74
MIRTAZAPINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 49
NEXIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 124
DULOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 28
TIZANIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

46 76
TRAZODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

47 30
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 48 47
ALLOPURINOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 27
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

50 90
BUPROPION XL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

51 94
CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 54
WARFARIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

53 19
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 34
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 31
PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

56 67
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 61
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 162
NAPROXEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 128
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

61 125
ESTRADIOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

62 177
FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 62 139
CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 64 99
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 64 77
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

64 59
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

A 64 55
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 68 100
OXYCODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 O 68 114
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 Oct. 12, 2016.
  • 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.