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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,467Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$2.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

866 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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 682 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

42% of this provider’s 866 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 866 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$1.72M

2014

$2.05M

2015

$2.01M

2016

Number of Claims

27,954

2014

30,296

2015

29,467

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
GABAPENTIN 1,077

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

180

patients, 21% of all patients

1 10
FUROSEMIDE 955

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

185

patients, 21% of all patients

2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 953

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

135

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 937

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

711

prescriptions.

172

patients, 20% of all patients

4 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 800

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

145

patients, 17% of all patients

5 14
OMEPRAZOLE 748

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

141

patients, 16% of all patients

6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 681

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

7 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 676

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

172

patients, 20% of all patients

O 8 7
LISINOPRIL 599

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

132

patients, 15% of all patients

9 4
METFORMIN HCL 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

10 9
MELOXICAM 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

11 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

12 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

13 31
SIMVASTATIN 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

14 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

15 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

16 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

17 41
CARVEDILOL 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

18 21
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

19 50
ROPINIROLE HCL 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

20 60
TRAZODONE HCL 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

21 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

22 23
MIRTAZAPINE 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

22 49
DULOXETINE HCL 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

24 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

25 13
CLOPIDOGREL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

26 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

27 73
CITALOPRAM HBR 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

28 29
NAMENDA XR 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

29 48
SERTRALINE HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

30 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

31 16
ALPRAZOLAM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

32 18
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

33 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

34 17
HYDRALAZINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

35 57
ALLOPURINOL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

36 27
TRAMADOL HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

O 37 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

38 26
FAMOTIDINE* 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

39 53
JANUVIA 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

40 58
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

41 103
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

42 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

43 46
BACLOFEN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 93
LEVETIRACETAM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

45 82
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

45 15
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

47 56
RISPERIDONE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

P 48 95
NYSTATIN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

49 116
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

50 61
TIZANIDINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

51 76
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

52 115
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

53 35
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

54 113
ATENOLOL 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

56 37
CLONIDINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

56 64
BUSPIRONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 89
PREDNISONE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

59 36
TOPIRAMATE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

60 137
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P 61 74
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

A 62 72
LORAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

63 39
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 3% of all patients

63 90
ELIQUIS 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

65 85
LEVOFLOXACIN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

A 66 70
RANITIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

67 51
SYNTHROID 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

67 42
CELECOXIB 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

69 99
FENOFIBRATE* 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 139
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

71 205
DIGOXIN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

72 102
SPIRONOLACTONE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

72 52
CLONAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

74 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 77
INVOKANA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 173
TRADJENTA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 126
SYMBICORT 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

78 96
LINZESS 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

79 196
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

80 125
VALSARTAN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

80 66
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

80 87
AZITHROMYCIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

A 83 55
ONDANSETRON HCL* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

83 131
LANTUS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

85 69
ADVAIR DISKUS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

86 62
CEPHALEXIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A 87 68
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

88 142
GEMFIBROZIL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

88 147
AMOXICILLIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

A 88 133
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

91 88
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A 92 119
BUPROPION XL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

93 94
KLOR-CON 10 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

94 178
PROAIR HFA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

94 59
HUMALOG 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

96 108
LYRICA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

97 71
TORSEMIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

98 110
XARELTO 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

98 80
LOPERAMIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

98 210
MUPIROCIN* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

101 179
LEVEMIR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

101 135
NEXIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 101 124
BREO ELLIPTA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

104 185
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

104 101
GLIMEPIRIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

106 33
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A 106 111
SPIRIVA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

106 81
PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

106 67
BYSTOLIC 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 106 106
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

111 217
LAMOTRIGINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 112 143
FENTANYL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O 113 92
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

114 78
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

114 127
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 116 47
VERAPAMIL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

117 164
PROMETHAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 2% of all patients

117 154
FLUCONAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

119 181
KLOR-CON M20 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

119 75
ZETIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 119 86
TOPROL XL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

122 160
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

122 43
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 122 117
LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

125 65
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 126 100
DICYCLOMINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

126 150
AMITIZA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 128 193
CEFUROXIME 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 128 157
NYAMYC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

128 269
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 Nov. 18, 2010.
  • 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.