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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,779Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

739 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

4% of this provider’s 671 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

33% of this provider’s 739 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 739 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

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$1.45M

2014

$1.5M

2015

$1.62M

2016

Number of Claims

23,330

2014

21,532

2015

21,779

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 912

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

849

prescriptions.

185

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 791

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

705

prescriptions.

155

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 710

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

3 6
LISINOPRIL 651

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

147

patients, 20% of all patients

4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 622

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

5 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

124

patients, 17% of all patients

6 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

O 7 7
CARVEDILOL 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

8 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

9 14
METFORMIN HCL 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

10 9
GABAPENTIN 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

11 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

12 13
CLOPIDOGREL 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

13 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

14 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

15 12
SERTRALINE HCL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

16 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

17 3
JANUVIA 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

18 58
NAMENDA XR 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

19 48
DULOXETINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

20 28
ATENOLOL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

21 25
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

21 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

23 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

24 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

25 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

26 31
NAMZARIC 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

27 188
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

28 11
TRAZODONE HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

29 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

30 23
ALPRAZOLAM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

31 18
SIMVASTATIN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

32 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

33 41
TRAMADOL HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

O 34 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

35 73
CITALOPRAM HBR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

36 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

37 33
SPIRIVA 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

38 81
CARTIA XT 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

39 151
KLOR-CON M20 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

40 75
ALLOPURINOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

41 27
FAMOTIDINE* 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 53
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

43 77
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

44 130
MELOXICAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

45 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

46 35
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

47 103
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 56
BENAZEPRIL HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

49 97
HYDRALAZINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

49 57
ZETIA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 86
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

52 37
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 134
RALOXIFENE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

54 136
LOVASTATIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

55 65
LORAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

56 39
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

57 50
DIGOXIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 102
ROPINIROLE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 60
XARELTO 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 80
PAROXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 67
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

62 26
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 87
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

63 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

63 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 88
FINASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 84
ONDANSETRON HCL* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

68 131
MIRTAZAPINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 49
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

69 113
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 71 72
PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

71 59
VENTOLIN HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

73 91
VALSARTAN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 66
PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

75 36
TORSEMIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 110
CEPHALEXIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A 75 68
PRIMIDONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 189
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 98
BACLOFEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 80 93
NOVOLOG 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 129
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 81 47
NUEDEXTA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 81 152
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 46
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

81 61
SPIRONOLACTONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

86 52
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

87 40
LAMOTRIGINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 88 143
METOLAZONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 88 202
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A 90 107
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

90 78
LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

90 71
SYNTHROID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

90 42
LANTUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

94 69
BUPROPION HCL SR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

95 167
LEVOFLOXACIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

A 95 70
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 Nov. 23, 2016.
  • 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.