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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,764Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.77M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

804 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

11% of this provider’s 685 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

45% of this provider’s 804 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 804 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$61 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

2014

$891K

2015

$1.77M

2016

Number of Claims

2014

14,756

2015

28,764

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,343

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,179

prescriptions.

157

patients, 20% of all patients

1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 967

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

794

prescriptions.

160

patients, 20% of all patients

2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 922

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

796

prescriptions.

135

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 831

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

141

patients, 18% of all patients

4 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 768

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

5 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 727

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

6 12
GABAPENTIN 688

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

7 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 651

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

8 3
LISINOPRIL 621

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

9 4
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 604

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

10 50
SERTRALINE HCL 589

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

11 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

12 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

13 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

14 13
NAMENDA XR 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

15 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

16 23
CARVEDILOL 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

17 21
DULOXETINE HCL 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

18 28
CLOPIDOGREL 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

19 20
ELIQUIS 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

20 85
TRAZODONE HCL 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

21 30
MIRTAZAPINE 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

22 49
SIMVASTATIN 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

23 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

24 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

25 73
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

26 17
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

27 113
RANITIDINE HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

28 51
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

29 61
METFORMIN HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

30 9
TORSEMIDE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

31 110
LEVETIRACETAM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

32 82
CITALOPRAM HBR 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

33 29
TRAMADOL HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O 34 24
LORAZEPAM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

35 39
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

36 115
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

37 88
HYDRALAZINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

38 57
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

O 39 7
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

39 142
DIGOXIN 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 102
HUMALOG 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

42 108
SPIRIVA 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

43 81
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

44 56
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

P 45 74
PAROXETINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

46 67
XARELTO 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 80
BACLOFEN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 93
FLUOXETINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

49 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

50 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

50 62
ALLOPURINOL 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

52 27
LEVOFLOXACIN 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

A 53 70
NUEDEXTA 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 152
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 87
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 16
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

A 57 72
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

58 11
ROPINIROLE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

58 60
CEPHALEXIN 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

A 60 68
SPIRONOLACTONE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

60 52
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

A 62 111
PREDNISONE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

63 36
CLONAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

64 45
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

65 117
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

65 77
ONDANSETRON HCL* 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

67 131
NYSTATIN 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

68 116
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

69 153
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

70 15
LANTUS 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

70 69
KLOR-CON M20 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

72 75
ALPRAZOLAM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

73 18
FAMOTIDINE* 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 53
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

75 34
MEMANTINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

76 79
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

77 170
LAMOTRIGINE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 78 143
OLANZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 79 112
BUSPIRONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

79 89
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 81 130
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 82 176
BREO ELLIPTA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 185
MELOXICAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

84 32
AMIODARONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 84 145
CEFTRIAXONE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 86 246
PRIMIDONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 87 189
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A 87 107
MECLIZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

87 140
RISPERIDONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 87 95
AZITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A 91 55
LATANOPROST 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

91 171
NEXIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 93 124
FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

93 84
BUPROPION XL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 95 94
NYAMYC 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

95 269
ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

97 25
SANTYL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

98 234
NYSTOP 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

99 172
GLIMEPIRIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 99 33
ENTACAPONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 101 301
NOVOLOG 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

102 129
AMANTADINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 103 284
FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 104 186
FLUCONAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

104 181
IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

104 121
RENVELA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 107 206
PRADAXA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 108 213
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. 1, 2018.
  • 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.