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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,784Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$2.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

1,155 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

3% of this provider’s 690 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

35% of this provider’s 1,155 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 1,155 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$86 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$2.17M

2014

$2.27M

2015

$2.3M

2016

Number of Claims

31,530

2014

29,073

2015

26,784

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 1,076

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

208

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 844

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

195

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 842

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

184

patients, 16% of all patients

3 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 677

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

176

patients, 15% of all patients

4 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 658

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

132

patients, 11% of all patients

5 2
FUROSEMIDE 637

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

129

patients, 11% of all patients

6 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

115

patients, 10% of all patients

7 11
METFORMIN HCL 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

124

patients, 11% of all patients

8 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

9 14
LISINOPRIL 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

117

patients, 10% of all patients

10 4
CARVEDILOL 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

11 21
SIMVASTATIN 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

12 8
FAMOTIDINE* 401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

13 53
GABAPENTIN 373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

108

patients, 9% of all patients

14 10
ALLOPURINOL 368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

15 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

16 19
TRAZODONE HCL 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

17 30
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

18 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

19 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

20 23
SERTRALINE HCL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

21 22
TIZANIDINE HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

22 76
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

23 35
HYDRALAZINE HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

24 57
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

25 61
DULOXETINE HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

26 28
MELOXICAM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

27 32
CLOPIDOGREL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

28 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

29 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

30 29
SPIRIVA 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

31 81
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

32 16
CRESTOR 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

33 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

34 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

34 38
RANITIDINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

36 51
ATENOLOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

37 25
SYMBICORT 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

38 96
GLIPIZIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

39 63
AZITHROMYCIN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

118

patients, 10% of all patients

A 40 55
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

41 101
CLONIDINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

42 64
JANUVIA 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

43 58
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

44 37
RISPERIDONE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 45 95
AMITIZA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

46 193
PROAIR HFA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

47 59
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

O 48 7
BUPROPION XL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

49 94
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

49 40
GLIMEPIRIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

51 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

52 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

52 26
SPIRONOLACTONE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

54 52
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 201
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

56 43
LIDOCAINE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

57 155
LEVETIRACETAM 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

57 82
ADVAIR DISKUS 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

59 62
BACLOFEN 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

60 93
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

61 125
MIRTAZAPINE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

61 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

63 13
BUSPIRONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

64 89
OLANZAPINE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 65 112
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

A 66 111
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

67 50
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

68 78
LAMOTRIGINE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 1% of all patients

68 143
ALPRAZOLAM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

70 18
GEMFIBROZIL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

70 147
KLOR-CON M20 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

72 75
CLONAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 2% of all patients

72 45
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 74 309
BUMETANIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

75 118
PROMETHAZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

76 154
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

76 56
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P 78 74
TRAMADOL HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

O 78 24
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

78 100
FLUCONAZOLE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

78 181
ONDANSETRON HCL* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

82 131
LYRICA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

82 71
ROPINIROLE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

82 60
DEXILANT 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

82 190
LACTULOSE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

86 163
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 86 180
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

88 73
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

89 217
LORAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

89 39
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

A 91 72
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

91 90
NEXIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

93 124
NAPROXEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

93 128
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

95 88
TOPIRAMATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

95 137
CEPHALEXIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

A 97 68
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

97 207
VENTOLIN HFA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

97 91
LANTUS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

100 69
LOVASTATIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

101 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

102 41
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

A 102 107
PROPRANOLOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

104 162
KLOR-CON M10 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

105 194
LEVOFLOXACIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

A 106 70
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 107 253
SYNTHROID 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

107 42
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

107 132
AMOXICILLIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

A 110 133
MECLIZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

110 140
CARBAMAZEPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 110 245
TRADJENTA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

113 126
FINASTERIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

113 84
VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

115 66
CELECOXIB 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

116 99
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

117 223
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

117 87
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

A 119 119
ELIQUIS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 120 85
VIMPAT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 121 447
IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

121 121
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

121 77
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 121 67
DIGOXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 121 102
ACYCLOVIR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

121 325
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. 10, 2011.
  • 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.