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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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16,101Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 97 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$891K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 150 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

783 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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 693 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

21% of this provider’s 783 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 783 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$1.03M

2014

$1.02M

2015

$891K

2016

Number of Claims

19,755

2014

18,364

2015

16,101

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 925

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

827

prescriptions.

148

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 839

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

771

prescriptions.

154

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
SIMVASTATIN 632

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

144

patients, 18% of all patients

3 8
LISINOPRIL 596

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 585

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
FUROSEMIDE 558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

6 6
OMEPRAZOLE 490

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

8 14
METFORMIN HCL 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

9 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

10 11
SERTRALINE HCL 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

11 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

12 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

13 12
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

14 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

15 35
ATENOLOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

16 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

O 17 7
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

18 40
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

19 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

20 13
GABAPENTIN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

20 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

22 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

23 29
TRAZODONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

24 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

25 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

26 61
TRAMADOL HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O 27 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

28 52
JANUVIA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

29 58
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

30 17
ALPRAZOLAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

31 18
ELIQUIS 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

32 85
PAROXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

33 67
CLOPIDOGREL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 20
CLONIDINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

35 64
CARVEDILOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

36 21
BUSPIRONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

37 89
ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

38 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

39 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

40 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 46
MEMANTINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 79
RANITIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 43 51
BACLOFEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 44 93
MIRTAZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 56
ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

47 62
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 33
RISPERIDONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 P 50 95
DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 28
LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 69
GLIPIZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

53 63
NEXIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 54 124
ONDANSETRON HCL* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

54 131
AMIODARONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 54 145
SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

57 42
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 57 130
BENICAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 57 183
HUMALOG 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 60 108
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 61 168
KLOR-CON M20 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 61 75
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 38
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 Oct. 12, 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.