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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,919Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.58M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

854 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

10% of this provider’s 755 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 854 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 854 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

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$1.25M

2014

$1.4M

2015

$1.58M

2016

Number of Claims

23,076

2014

23,762

2015

23,919

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 879

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

782

prescriptions.

150

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 774

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

2 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 655

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

151

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
LISINOPRIL 633

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

132

patients, 15% of all patients

4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 544

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

7 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

8 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

9 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

10 26
SIMVASTATIN 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

11 8
SERTRALINE HCL 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

12 22
METFORMIN HCL 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

13 9
GABAPENTIN 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

14 10
NAMENDA XR 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

15 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

16 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

17 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

18 73
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

P 19 74
HUMALOG 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

20 108
CARVEDILOL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

21 21
LANTUS 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

22 69
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

23 11
MIRTAZAPINE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

24 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

25 17
MEMANTINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

26 79
OLANZAPINE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

P 27 112
CLOPIDOGREL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

28 20
ATENOLOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

29 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

30 13
JANUVIA 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

31 58
LEVETIRACETAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

32 82
TRAZODONE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

33 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

34 57
CITALOPRAM HBR 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

34 29
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

O 36 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

37 16
CEPHALEXIN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

A 38 68
ELIQUIS 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

39 85
BACLOFEN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

40 93
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

40 15
NOVOLOG 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

40 129
TRAMADOL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

O 43 24
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 221
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

45 35
SPIRIVA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

46 81
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

47 98
SYMBICORT 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

47 96
VOLTAREN 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

49 174
XARELTO 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11 49 80
FAMOTIDINE* 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

51 53
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

A 52 107
ALPRAZOLAM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

53 18
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

54 117
SEROQUEL XR 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11 P 55 249
LEVOFLOXACIN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

A 56 70
RANITIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

57 56
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 101
PREDNISONE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

60 36
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

A 61 119
ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 27
RISPERIDONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 63 95
FENTANYL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 64 92
DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

64 28
LATANOPROST 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

66 171
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

67 115
NYSTATIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

68 116
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A 68 72
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

68 88
FINASTERIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

71 84
LEVEMIR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 135
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

73 153
CLONIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

74 64
FLUOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 41
LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

76 39
SYNTHROID 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

77 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 52
ROPINIROLE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 79 60
HALOPERIDOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P 80 264
AMIODARONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 145
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 77
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

83 61
FENOFIBRATE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 84 139
GLIMEPIRIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

85 33
RISPERDAL CONSTA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 P 85 254
DIGOXIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 102
BUSPIRONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

88 89
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

88 90
CRESTOR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

90 54
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

91 159
LAMOTRIGINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 91 143
LIDOCAINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

93 155
MELOXICAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

93 32
NUEDEXTA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 95 152
DALIRESP 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 96 275
CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

97 45
RIVASTIGMINE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 98 192
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 98 291
GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 63
ONDANSETRON HCL* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

101 131
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

101 34
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

101 127
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

104 201
KLOR-CON 10 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 104 178
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

106 67
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 Sept. 14, 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.