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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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20,492Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

613 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

7% of this provider’s 578 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

39% of this provider’s 613 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 613 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

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$1.32M

2015

$1.51M

2016

Number of Claims

21,622

2014

21,562

2015

20,492

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 823

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

133

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 821

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

766

prescriptions.

144

patients, 23% of all patients

2 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 626

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

112

patients, 18% of all patients

3 11
FUROSEMIDE 588

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

102

patients, 17% of all patients

4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 523

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

6 19
METFORMIN HCL 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

7 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

8 14
OMEPRAZOLE 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

9 5
SIMVASTATIN 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

10 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

11 13
PREDNISONE 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

129

patients, 21% of all patients

12 36
LISINOPRIL 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

13 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

14 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

O 15 7
GABAPENTIN 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

15 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

17 16
SERTRALINE HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

18 22
CRESTOR 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

19 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

20 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

P 21 74
FAMOTIDINE* 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

22 53
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

23 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

24 31
CARVEDILOL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

25 21
CLOPIDOGREL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

26 20
NAMENDA XR 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

27 48
INVOKANA 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

28 173
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

29 197
NATEGLINIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

30 230
TRAZODONE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

31 30
TRAMADOL HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

O 32 24
JANUVIA 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

33 58
CITALOPRAM HBR 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

34 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

35 26
LORAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

36 39
GLIMEPIRIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

37 33
DULOXETINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 28
ATENOLOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

39 25
MIRTAZAPINE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 49
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

A 41 119
MEMANTINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 79
ALPRAZOLAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 18
NOVOLOG 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 129
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 34
PERMETHRIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

46 353
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 73
CLONAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 45
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 355
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

A 50 72
NUEDEXTA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11 51 152
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

52 61
AZITHROMYCIN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

A 53 55
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 87
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 117
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

55 132
PROPRANOLOL HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 162
FLUOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 58 41
SPIRIVA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

59 81
LEVOFLOXACIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

A 59 70
TORSEMIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 110
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

62 15
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

62 159
DIGOXIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 102
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 113
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

66 40
MYRBETRIQ 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 67 218
VALSARTAN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

68 66
ALLOPURINOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

69 27
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 291
LANTUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 69
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 153
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

73 50
CLONIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 64
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 75 335
SPIRONOLACTONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 52
LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 77 71
DIGOX 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 78 226
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 100
LEVEMIR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 79 135
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 62
LEVETIRACETAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 82 82
ZETIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

82 86
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

84 35
TRESIBA FLEXTOUCH U-100 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 85 423
VIIBRYD 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 86 306
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

87 78
RIVASTIGMINE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 88 192
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

88 115
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 88 277
ELIQUIS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 91 85
HUMALOG 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 108
PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

93 67
DICYCLOMINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

93 150
RENVELA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 93 206
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 March 30, 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.