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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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9,097Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 288 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$479K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 391 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

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

16% 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

37% of this provider’s 597 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 597 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% 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

15 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

$523K

2014

$450K

2015

$479K

2016

Number of Claims

8,958

2014

8,608

2015

9,097

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 497

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

123

patients, 21% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 409

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

100

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 404

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 403

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

4 3
SIMVASTATIN 374

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

5 8
ALPRAZOLAM 341

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

6 18
TRAMADOL HCL 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

O 7 24
METFORMIN HCL 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

8 9
OMEPRAZOLE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

9 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

10 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

11 11
ATENOLOL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

12 25
GLIPIZIDE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

13 63
FUROSEMIDE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

14 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

15 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

16 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

17 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

18 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

19 12
AZITHROMYCIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

A 20 55
LEVOFLOXACIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

A 21 70
PREDNISONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

22 36
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

O 23 7
LOVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

24 65
GABAPENTIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

25 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

26 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

26 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

26 26
TRAZODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 41
SERTRALINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 40
DULOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 28
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 97
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 35
CARVEDILOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 21
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 83
GLIPIZIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 123
CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 54
MELOXICAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 77
METFORMIN HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 44
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 186
CITALOPRAM HBR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 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 Aug. 18, 2015.
  • 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.