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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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18,294Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 75 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 100 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

758 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% 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

2% of this provider’s 645 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

53% of this provider’s 758 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 758 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$980K

2014

$909K

2015

$1.09M

2016

Number of Claims

19,273

2014

17,804

2015

18,294

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 986

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

897

prescriptions.

198

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

2 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 481

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

3 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

4 17
LISINOPRIL 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

6 3
METFORMIN HCL 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

7 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

8 2
TRAMADOL HCL 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

O 9 24
CLOPIDOGREL 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

10 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

11 13
OMEPRAZOLE 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

12 5
GLIMEPIRIDE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

13 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

14 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

O 15 7
SIMVASTATIN 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

16 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

16 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

18 11
FAMOTIDINE* 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

19 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

20 14
AMOXICILLIN 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

159

patients, 21% of all patients

A 21 133
GABAPENTIN 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

22 10
MELOXICAM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

23 32
SERTRALINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

24 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

25 23
ALPRAZOLAM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

26 18
LORAZEPAM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

27 39
CARVEDILOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

28 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

29 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

30 56
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

31 125
PREDNISONE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

32 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

33 16
ALLOPURINOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

34 27
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

A 35 72
LEVOFLOXACIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

A 36 70
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

37 134
AZITHROMYCIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

A 38 55
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

39 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

40 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

41 46
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

42 40
CEPHALEXIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

A 43 68
DONEPEZIL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

44 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

45 35
GLIPIZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 63
DULOXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

47 28
CLONAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

48 45
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

49 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

50 41
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

51 87
SPIRONOLACTONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

52 52
ATENOLOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 25
ONDANSETRON HCL* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

54 131
SYNTHROID 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

54 42
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 149
BUMETANIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

56 118
RANITIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

58 51
JANUVIA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

59 58
PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

59 59
ELIQUIS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 85
XARELTO 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 62 80
DICYCLOMINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 150
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

63 43
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 65 223
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 113
TIZANIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 76
VALSARTAN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 68 66
CELECOXIB 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

69 99
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O 70 175
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

70 78
MIRTAZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 49
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 83
DOXEPIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 74 296
NAMENDA XR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 74 48
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

74 38
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

77 159
VESICARE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

77 158
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A 77 111
CILOSTAZOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 244
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 Feb. 4, 2008.
  • 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.