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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,863Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$2.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

1,355 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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 1,118 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

30% of this provider’s 1,355 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 1,355 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

$76 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

$2.14M

2014

$2.34M

2015

$2.35M

2016

Number of Claims

27,550

2014

30,132

2015

30,863

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 1,809

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,306

prescriptions.

318

patients, 23% of all patients

O 1 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,116

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,002

prescriptions.

234

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
METFORMIN HCL 894

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

747

prescriptions.

197

patients, 15% of all patients

3 9
OMEPRAZOLE 894

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

190

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 878

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

190

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 877

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

181

patients, 13% of all patients

6 1
ALPRAZOLAM 759

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

128

patients, 9% of all patients

7 18
FUROSEMIDE 659

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

154

patients, 11% of all patients

8 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 638

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

146

patients, 11% of all patients

9 2
GABAPENTIN 578

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

111

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

107

patients, 8% of all patients

11 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

115

patients, 8% of all patients

12 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 425

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

98

patients, 7% of all patients

13 12
TRAMADOL HCL 420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

O 14 24
AZITHROMYCIN 413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

251

patients, 19% of all patients

A 15 55
CLOPIDOGREL 409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

102

patients, 8% of all patients

16 20
SIMVASTATIN 400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

104

patients, 8% of all patients

17 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

18 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

98

patients, 7% of all patients

19 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

20 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

21 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

21 46
DULOXETINE HCL 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

23 28
CLONAZEPAM 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

24 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

88

patients, 6% of all patients

25 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

26 23
OXYCODONE HCL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

O 27 114
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

28 17
PROAIR HFA 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

86

patients, 6% of all patients

29 59
ATENOLOL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

30 25
SYNTHROID 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

31 42
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

32 14
SERTRALINE HCL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

33 22
MELOXICAM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

34 32
TRAZODONE HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

35 30
CARVEDILOL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

36 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

37 33
PREDNISONE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

100

patients, 7% of all patients

37 36
LANTUS 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

39 69
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

40 50
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

41 40
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O 42 148
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

O 43 47
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

44 166
FLUOXETINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

45 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

46 62
TOPROL XL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

47 160
SPIRONOLACTONE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

48 52
LYRICA 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

48 71
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

50 43
RANITIDINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

51 51
DIAZEPAM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

52 109
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

53 100
VENTOLIN HFA 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

53 91
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

55 35
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

56 78
ALLOPURINOL 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

57 27
LORAZEPAM 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

58 39
SPIRIVA 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

59 81
FENTANYL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

O 60 92
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

61 138
CLONIDINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

62 64
TIZANIDINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

63 76
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

64 87
CRESTOR 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

65 54
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

66 142
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

67 101
MIRTAZAPINE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

68 49
TEMAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

69 122
RISPERIDONE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

P 70 95
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

81

patients, 6% of all patients

71 125
PAROXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

72 67
INSULIN SYRINGE* 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

73 209
GEMFIBROZIL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

74 147
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

74 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

76 56
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

77 77
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

78 205
ELIQUIS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

78 85
VERAPAMIL ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

80 164
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

81 132
VALSARTAN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

82 66
BENAZEPRIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

82 97
DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

84 31
ROPINIROLE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

84 60
RAMIPRIL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

84 144
PREMARIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

87 269
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

87 61
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

89 149
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

89 34
FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

91 139
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

92 223
GLIPIZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

93 63
PROMETHAZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

94 154
CELECOXIB 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

94 99
LEVOFLOXACIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

A 96 70
NITROSTAT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

96 278
HUMALOG 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

98 108
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

99 113
DIGOXIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

100 102
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

100 57
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

102 219
ONDANSETRON HCL* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

103 131
KLOR-CON M20 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

103 75
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 105 74
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 1% of all patients

106 90
LANSOPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

107 212
BACLOFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 108 93
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

A 109 119
NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

109 124
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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.