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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,309Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$2.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

1,107 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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 930 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

37% of this provider’s 1,107 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 1,107 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$1.79M

2014

$2.19M

2015

$2.12M

2016

Number of Claims

24,972

2014

28,952

2015

28,309

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 1,010

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

916

prescriptions.

211

patients, 19% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 948

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

838

prescriptions.

180

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 925

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

781

prescriptions.

207

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
GABAPENTIN 670

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

170

patients, 15% of all patients

4 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 632

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

151

patients, 14% of all patients

5 14
OMEPRAZOLE 545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

153

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

131

patients, 12% of all patients

7 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

148

patients, 13% of all patients

O 8 7
LISINOPRIL 473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

134

patients, 12% of all patients

9 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

10 12
CARVEDILOL 424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

11 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

12 11
SIMVASTATIN 418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

13 8
METFORMIN HCL 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

14 9
NAMENDA XR 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

15 48
SPIRONOLACTONE 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

15 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

17 13
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

18 103
CLOPIDOGREL 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

19 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

20 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

21 23
SERTRALINE HCL 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

22 22
JANUVIA 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

23 58
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

24 26
TRAMADOL HCL 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

O 25 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

26 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

27 31
ALLOPURINOL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

28 27
ROPINIROLE HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

29 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

30 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

31 34
FAMOTIDINE* 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

32 53
MIRTAZAPINE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

33 49
MELOXICAM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

34 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

P 35 74
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

36 117
PREDNISONE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

37 36
LANTUS 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

38 69
TRAZODONE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

39 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

39 73
ALPRAZOLAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

41 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

42 38
HYDRALAZINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

43 57
DULOXETINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

44 28
SPIRIVA 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

45 81
XARELTO 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

46 80
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

47 17
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

48 134
ELIQUIS 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

49 85
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

49 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

51 56
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

52 37
AZITHROMYCIN 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

A 53 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

54 35
LEVETIRACETAM 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 82
SYMBICORT 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

56 96
TIZANIDINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

57 76
FLUOXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

58 41
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

59 125
CLONAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

60 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

61 16
BUSPIRONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

61 89
PROAIR HFA 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

63 59
SYNTHROID 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

63 42
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

A 65 111
NYSTATIN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

66 116
CEPHALEXIN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

A 66 68
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

A 68 107
ADVAIR DISKUS 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

69 62
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

70 46
CLONIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

71 64
CELECOXIB 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

72 99
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

72 61
AMITIZA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

72 193
BYSTOLIC 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

75 106
ATENOLOL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

75 25
ZETIA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

77 86
GLIMEPIRIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

78 33
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

79 115
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

79 83
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

81 90
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

81 113
CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

81 54
PROPRANOLOL HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

81 162
TORSEMIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

81 110
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 77
FINASTERIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

87 84
TOPROL XL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

87 160
MUPIROCIN* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

89 179
RANITIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

89 51
LEVOFLOXACIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

A 89 70
CHLORTHALIDONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

92 141
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

92 100
KLOR-CON M20 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

94 75
INVOKANA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

94 173
LEVEMIR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

96 135
FENTANYL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O 96 92
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

A 96 119
METHOTREXATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

96 195
NIFEDIPINE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

100 146
RAMIPRIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

101 144
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

A 102 72
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

102 132
VERAPAMIL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

104 164
PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

104 67
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

106 159
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 107 201
DILTIAZEM HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 107 208
BACLOFEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

109 93
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

109 50
DIGOXIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

109 102
LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

112 39
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

113 43
LAMOTRIGINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 114 143
LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

114 71
BUPROPION XL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

116 94
VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

116 66
RISPERIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 118 95
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

118 88
MECLIZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

120 140
PRIMIDONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 120 189
LIDOCAINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

122 155
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

A 122 176
CARTIA XT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

124 151
ENTACAPONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 124 301
MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

126 79
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

126 197
KLOR-CON 10 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

126 178
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. 30, 2008.
  • 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.