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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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6,855Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 403 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$599K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 307 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

370 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

0% of this provider’s 303 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

42% of this provider’s 370 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 370 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

$87 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$260K

2014

$396K

2015

$599K

2016

Number of Claims

2,745

2014

4,708

2015

6,855

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 339

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

88

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 246

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
GABAPENTIN 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

4 10
CARVEDILOL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

5 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

6 14
OMEPRAZOLE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

7 5
METFORMIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
FUROSEMIDE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

8 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

10 2
SIMVASTATIN 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

11 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

12 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

13 13
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

14 34
TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

15 30
PREDNISONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

16 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

17 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

18 15
SERTRALINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

19 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

20 11
CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

21 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

21 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

23 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

24 52
BENICAR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

25 183
ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

26 27
ELIQUIS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

27 85
CELECOXIB 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

28 99
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

28 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

28 23
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 31 66
CEFDINIR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

A 32 165
TIZANIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

32 76
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 Dec. 11, 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.