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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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19,140Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 85 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

697 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

7% of this provider’s 560 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

40% of this provider’s 697 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 697 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$1.07M

2014

$1.07M

2015

$1.16M

2016

Number of Claims

14,424

2014

17,193

2015

19,140

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
FUROSEMIDE 991

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

887

prescriptions.

166

patients, 24% of all patients

1 6
MEMANTINE HCL 630

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

2 79
LISINOPRIL 608

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 567

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

6 12
SIMVASTATIN 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

7 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

8 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

9 2
METFORMIN HCL 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

9 9
GABAPENTIN 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

11 10
OMEPRAZOLE 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

12 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

13 23
TRAMADOL HCL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

O 14 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

15 31
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

16 73
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

16 17
HYDRALAZINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

18 57
TRAZODONE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

19 30
CLOPIDOGREL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

20 20
CARVEDILOL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

21 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

22 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

23 56
SERTRALINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

24 22
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

25 117
VOLTAREN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

26 174
LYRICA 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

27 71
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

O 28 175
XARELTO 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 80
NAMENDA XR 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

31 33
BACLOFEN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

32 93
ALLOPURINOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

33 27
DULOXETINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

33 28
TRADJENTA 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

35 126
LEVETIRACETAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

36 82
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

A 37 72
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

38 101
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

39 11
FAMOTIDINE* 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

40 53
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

41 13
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 34
PREDNISONE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

43 36
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

A 44 111
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 45 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

46 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

O 47 7
NYSTATIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

48 116
MUPIROCIN* 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

49 179
RIVASTIGMINE* 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

50 192
ALPRAZOLAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

51 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

52 16
ATENOLOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 25
LEVOFLOXACIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

A 53 70
LANTUS 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

55 69
CLONAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 45
CLONIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

57 64
RISPERIDONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 57 95
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 59 107
NOVOLOG 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

60 129
GLIPIZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

60 63
BUSPIRONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 89
ZETIA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 62 86
FINASTERIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 84
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

65 61
SANTYL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

66 234
LORAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

67 39
LIDOCAINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

68 155
AMIODARONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

69 145
CITALOPRAM HBR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

70 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

71 62
SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

72 52
JANUVIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 58
MELOXICAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 32
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

75 50
DIGOXIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 75 102
PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 77 67
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

78 127
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 78 88
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 80 180
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 207
RIVASTIGMINE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 82 283
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

82 15
MIRTAZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

84 49
LINZESS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 85 196
PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

85 59
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 31, 2015.
  • 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.