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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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10,326Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 233 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$627K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 290 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

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

7% 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

2% of this provider’s 537 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

31% of this provider’s 557 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 557 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% 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

19 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

$616K

2014

$534K

2015

$627K

2016

Number of Claims

8,796

2014

8,942

2015

10,326

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 739

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

709

prescriptions.

149

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 657

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

152

patients, 27% of all patients

2 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 524

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

121

patients, 22% of all patients

3 15
LISINOPRIL 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

4 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

5 11
OMEPRAZOLE 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

7 2
METFORMIN HCL ER 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

8 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

9 26
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

10 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

11 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

12 29
CRESTOR 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

13 54
ALPRAZOLAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

14 18
SIMVASTATIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

15 8
SYNTHROID 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

16 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

17 46
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

18 12
AZITHROMYCIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

A 19 55
METFORMIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

20 9
DULOXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

21 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

22 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

22 19
GABAPENTIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

24 10
MELOXICAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

25 32
SERTRALINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

25 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 27 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

27 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

29 40
ATENOLOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

30 25
FUROSEMIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

31 6
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

A 32 72
ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 27
CLOPIDOGREL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 20
VALSARTAN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 66
TRAZODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

35 30
TRAMADOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 37 24
CLONAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 38 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 138
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 34
LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 39
KLOR-CON M20 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 75
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 16
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 77
ESTRADIOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 47 177
BYSTOLIC 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 106
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 134
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 April 6, 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.