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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,571Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.85M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

917 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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 881 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 917 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 917 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% 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

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

$1.74M

2014

$1.71M

2015

$1.85M

2016

Number of Claims

23,390

2014

22,914

2015

24,571

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 1,106

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,049

prescriptions.

224

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 836

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

813

prescriptions.

183

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 818

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

752

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

3 6
LISINOPRIL 649

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

153

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 551

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 510

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

6 12
OMEPRAZOLE 508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
GABAPENTIN 485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

8 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

9 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

10 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

114

patients, 12% of all patients

O 11 7
METFORMIN HCL 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

12 9
CLOPIDOGREL 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

13 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

14 31
CARVEDILOL 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

15 21
MEMANTINE HCL 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

16 79
ALPRAZOLAM 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

17 18
TRAMADOL HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

O 18 24
ELIQUIS 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

19 85
TRAZODONE HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

20 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

20 23
SIMVASTATIN 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

22 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

23 29
DULOXETINE HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

23 28
ATENOLOL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

25 25
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

26 166
HUMALOG 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

27 108
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

28 13
SPIRONOLACTONE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

29 52
SERTRALINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

30 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

31 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

32 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

33 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

34 40
NAMENDA XR 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

34 48
AZITHROMYCIN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

A 36 55
JANUVIA 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

37 58
FLUOXETINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

38 41
FENTANYL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O 39 92
LOVASTATIN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

40 65
MIRTAZAPINE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

41 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

42 35
PREDNISONE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

42 36
HYDRALAZINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

44 57
GLIMEPIRIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

45 33
DIGOXIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 102
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

47 26
CELECOXIB 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

48 99
SYNTHROID 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

49 42
NOVOLOG 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

50 129
XARELTO 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

50 80
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

52 34
LANTUS 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

53 69
PAROXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

54 67
FAMOTIDINE* 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

55 53
LEVOFLOXACIN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

A 55 70
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

57 127
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

58 130
MELOXICAM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

59 32
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

60 50
ALLOPURINOL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

60 27
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

62 43
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

A 63 72
CLONIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

64 64
RALOXIFENE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

65 136
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

A 66 119
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O 67 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

68 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

68 38
KLOR-CON M20 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

70 75
SPIRIVA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

70 81
WARFARIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

70 19
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

70 149
LEVETIRACETAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

74 82
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

75 73
ROPINIROLE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 60
CEPHALEXIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

A 75 68
CLONAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

75 45
LORAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

79 39
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

80 61
BUPROPION XL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

81 94
TORSEMIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

82 110
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A 83 107
TOPROL XL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

84 160
LINZESS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 196
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

86 78
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

87 132
RISPERIDONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 87 95
NUEDEXTA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 89 152
FENOFIBRATE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 119
FINASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

91 84
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

91 138
LEVEMIR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 91 135
ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

94 62
METOLAZONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

94 202
CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

96 54
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

96 98
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

A 98 111
DIAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 98 109
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

98 46
ZETIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

101 86
RAMIPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

102 144
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 102 77
VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

102 66
MECLIZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

105 140
CARTIA XT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

105 151
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

107 159
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 108 203
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 108 88
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

110 90
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 June 27, 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.