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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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7,971Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 344 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$743K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 221 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

341 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

33% of this provider’s 341 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 341 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$93 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

$603K

2014

$611K

2015

$743K

2016

Number of Claims

8,116

2014

7,172

2015

7,971

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 475

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

101

patients, 30% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 321

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

54

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 290

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

3 6
LISINOPRIL 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
ALPRAZOLAM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

5 18
CLOPIDOGREL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

6 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

7 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

8 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

9 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

10 11
OMEPRAZOLE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

11 5
METFORMIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

12 9
SIMVASTATIN 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

13 8
GABAPENTIN 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

14 10
CLONIDINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

15 64
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

16 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11 17 19
HYDRALAZINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

18 57
CARVEDILOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

19 21
ALLOPURINOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

20 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

21 17
BYSTOLIC 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

22 106
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

O 23 7
LYRICA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 71
TAMSULOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

25 23
JANUVIA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

26 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

27 16
PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

28 59
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

29 78
GLIPIZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

30 63
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

30 13
CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

32 54
LIDOCAINE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

33 155
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

33 26
TRADJENTA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

35 126
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

36 15
AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

A 36 55
TRAMADOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O 38 24
DIGOXIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 39 102
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

40 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 40 46
LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 42 39
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 Aug. 26, 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.