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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,408Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.84M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

1,180 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

17% of this provider’s 1,180 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 1,180 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

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$1.76M

2014

$1.85M

2015

$1.84M

2016

Number of Claims

23,514

2014

25,048

2015

25,408

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,271

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,222

prescriptions.

316

patients, 27% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,042

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,024

prescriptions.

235

patients, 20% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,026

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

956

prescriptions.

203

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 866

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

834

prescriptions.

225

patients, 19% of all patients

4 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 744

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

723

prescriptions.

173

patients, 15% of all patients

5 11
OMEPRAZOLE 698

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

192

patients, 16% of all patients

6 5
METFORMIN HCL 516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

111

patients, 9% of all patients

7 9
FUROSEMIDE 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

138

patients, 12% of all patients

8 6
GLIMEPIRIDE 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

9 33
SIMVASTATIN 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

114

patients, 10% of all patients

10 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

11 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

12 13
GABAPENTIN 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

110

patients, 9% of all patients

13 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

14 12
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

15 34
CLONIDINE HCL 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

16 64
TAMSULOSIN HCL 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

17 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

18 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

19 14
ATENOLOL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

20 25
LORAZEPAM 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

20 39
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

O 22 7
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

23 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

24 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

25 31
TRAZODONE HCL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

26 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

27 40
CLOPIDOGREL 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

28 20
ALLOPURINOL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

29 27
DULOXETINE HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

30 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

31 19
SERTRALINE HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

32 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

33 17
TRAMADOL HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

O 34 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

35 38
MELOXICAM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

36 32
CRESTOR 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

37 54
FINASTERIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

38 84
METFORMIN HCL ER 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

39 44
RANITIDINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

40 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

41 35
SPIRONOLACTONE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

42 52
SYNTHROID 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

43 42
CARVEDILOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

44 21
CLONAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

45 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

45 62
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

47 46
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

48 78
CITALOPRAM HBR 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

49 29
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

50 88
TIZANIDINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

51 76
FLUOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

52 41
CARTIA XT 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

53 151
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

54 132
ROPINIROLE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

55 60
ALPRAZOLAM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

56 18
RALOXIFENE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

57 136
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

58 130
BUPROPION XL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

59 94
NAMENDA XR 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

59 48
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

61 50
PREDNISONE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

62 36
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

62 43
LANTUS 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

64 69
BENAZEPRIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

65 97
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

66 98
MIRTAZAPINE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

67 49
PAROXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

67 67
TOPROL XL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

69 160
SPIRIVA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

69 81
TRADJENTA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

71 126
JANUVIA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

71 58
XARELTO 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

73 80
LANSOPRAZOLE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

74 212
SYMBICORT 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

75 96
NOVOLOG 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 129
LOVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

77 65
PROAIR HFA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

77 59
VICTOZA 3-PAK 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

79 182
TERAZOSIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

80 161
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

81 56
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 81 77
CELECOXIB 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

83 99
ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

84 86
VERAPAMIL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

85 164
LYRICA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

86 71
VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

87 91
VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

88 66
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 88 100
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

90 113
BUSPIRONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

91 89
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

A 92 107
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

93 149
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

94 127
KLOR-CON 10 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

94 178
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 96 198
MEMANTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 96 79
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

98 87
INDAPAMIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

99 251
INSULIN SYRINGE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

100 209
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 22, 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.