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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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21,948Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 87 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

888 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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 795 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 888 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 888 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$933K

2014

$1.08M

2015

$1.16M

2016

Number of Claims

19,685

2014

20,841

2015

21,948

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 808

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

748

prescriptions.

165

patients, 19% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 789

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

719

prescriptions.

172

patients, 19% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 788

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

143

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 680

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

147

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 641

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

136

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

121

patients, 14% of all patients

6 16
FUROSEMIDE 531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

7 6
METFORMIN HCL 496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

8 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

O 9 7
GABAPENTIN 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

11 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

12 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

13 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

14 15
ALPRAZOLAM 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

15 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

16 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

17 33
LOVASTATIN 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

18 65
TRAMADOL HCL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

O 19 24
SIMVASTATIN 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

19 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

21 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

22 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

23 17
RANITIDINE HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

24 51
SERTRALINE HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

25 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

26 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

27 26
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

28 43
TRAZODONE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

29 30
CLOPIDOGREL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

30 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

31 29
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

32 98
LORAZEPAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

33 39
CARVEDILOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

33 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

35 61
NIFEDIPINE ER 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

36 146
ALLOPURINOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

37 27
ATENOLOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

38 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 39 74
BACLOFEN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

40 93
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

40 40
PREDNISONE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

42 36
GEMFIBROZIL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

43 147
CLONAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

44 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

45 46
BUPROPION HCL SR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

46 167
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

47 38
MIRTAZAPINE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

47 49
LANTUS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

49 69
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

50 37
ROPINIROLE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

51 60
OLANZAPINE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 P 52 112
DONEPEZIL HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 31
DULOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

55 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

55 62
BUSPIRONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

57 89
ONDANSETRON HCL* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

57 131
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A 59 72
KLOR-CON M20 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

60 75
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 88
NYSTATIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

62 116
LEVETIRACETAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 62 82
CEPHALEXIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 64 68
DIAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 109
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

66 101
LAMOTRIGINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 67 143
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

67 115
LACTULOSE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 163
XARELTO 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

70 80
METFORMIN HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

71 44
DIGOXIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

72 102
AZITHROMYCIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

A 73 55
FINASTERIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

74 84
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

75 285
SYNTHROID 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 42
VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

76 91
ELIQUIS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 78 85
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 79 47
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 34
LEVEMIR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 80 135
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 82 427
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 82 73
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

84 56
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

85 90
KETOCONAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

86 257
FAMOTIDINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

86 53
PRIMIDONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 88 189
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 88 77
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 July 23, 2012.
  • 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.