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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,455Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$2.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

962 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% 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

6% of this provider’s 818 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

39% of this provider’s 962 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 962 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

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$2.25M

2014

$2.04M

2015

$2.11M

2016

Number of Claims

31,213

2014

29,163

2015

29,455

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,011

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

158

patients, 16% of all patients

O 1 7
FUROSEMIDE 983

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

835

prescriptions.

162

patients, 17% of all patients

2 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 820

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

731

prescriptions.

175

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 807

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

132

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 752

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

152

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 737

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

150

patients, 16% of all patients

6 5
LISINOPRIL 669

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

149

patients, 15% of all patients

7 4
SIMVASTATIN 628

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

145

patients, 15% of all patients

8 8
TRAMADOL HCL 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

O 9 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

10 17
METFORMIN HCL 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
ALPRAZOLAM 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

11 18
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 436

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

13 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

14 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

15 19
NAMENDA XR 412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

16 48
GABAPENTIN 402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

17 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

18 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

19 23
CLOPIDOGREL 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

20 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

21 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

22 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

23 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

24 16
PREDNISONE 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

25 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

26 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

27 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

27 15
TRAZODONE HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

29 30
SERTRALINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

30 22
LORAZEPAM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

30 39
CARVEDILOL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

32 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

32 38
AZITHROMYCIN 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

154

patients, 16% of all patients

A 34 55
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

35 61
VALSARTAN 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

36 66
CITALOPRAM HBR 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

37 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

38 46
JANUVIA 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

39 58
GLIMEPIRIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

40 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

P 41 74
MELOXICAM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

42 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

43 37
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

44 77
LYRICA 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

45 71
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O 46 47
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

47 50
CLONAZEPAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

48 45
ALLOPURINOL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

49 27
ELIQUIS 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

50 85
LEVOFLOXACIN 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

A 51 70
ROPINIROLE HCL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

52 60
KLOR-CON M20 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

53 75
CRESTOR 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

54 54
SYNTHROID 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

55 42
TOPROL XL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

56 160
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

57 90
SPIRONOLACTONE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

58 52
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

59 337
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

60 87
MECLIZINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

61 140
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

62 40
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

63 88
FENTANYL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O 64 92
PRISTIQ 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

65 266
ATENOLOL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

65 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

67 56
DULOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

68 28
RANITIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

68 51
LINZESS 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

70 196
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

71 248
PROAIR HFA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

72 59
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

73 103
XARELTO 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

74 80
ADVAIR DISKUS 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

74 62
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

74 132
PAROXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

74 67
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

A 78 72
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

79 83
RALOXIFENE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

80 136
CARTIA XT 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

80 151
ONGLYZA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

82 276
METOLAZONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

83 202
CEPHALEXIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A 83 68
OLANZAPINE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 85 112
DIAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

86 109
MIRTAZAPINE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

86 49
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

88 78
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

88 115
CELECOXIB 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

88 99
BUSPIRONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

91 89
ONDANSETRON HCL* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

91 131
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

93 117
SYMBICORT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

93 96
PROMETHAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

95 154
LEVETIRACETAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

96 82
RIVASTIGMINE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 96 192
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

98 153
TORSEMIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

98 110
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

100 100
NEXIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 124
ARIPIPRAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 102 169
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

102 149
SPIRIVA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

102 81
OXYCODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 O 105 114
NAPROXEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

105 128
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

107 73
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

107 43
LACTULOSE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 109 163
LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

109 69
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

A 111 119
AMIODARONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

111 145
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

A 113 111
INVOKANA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 113 173
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

115 113
ESTRADIOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

115 177
VESICARE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

117 158
FLUCONAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

117 181
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

A 119 107
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 119 162
BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 121 93
IBUPROFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 121 121
RISPERIDONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 123 95
LOVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

124 65
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

125 84
FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 126 53
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

126 41
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

126 64
MYRBETRIQ 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 126 218
DICYCLOMINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

126 150
BUPROPION XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

131 94
CEFUROXIME 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

A 131 157
ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

131 86
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 June 17, 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.