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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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9,175Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 277 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$804K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 198 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

570 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

34% of this provider’s 570 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 570 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

$88 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$646K

2014

$633K

2015

$804K

2016

Number of Claims

7,962

2014

8,522

2015

9,175

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 432

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

126

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

O 4 7
SIMVASTATIN 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

5 8
LISINOPRIL 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
OMEPRAZOLE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

7 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

8 15
ALPRAZOLAM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

9 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

9 11
LEVOFLOXACIN 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

A 11 70
FUROSEMIDE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

12 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

13 23
GABAPENTIN 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

14 10
METFORMIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

15 9
CLOPIDOGREL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

16 20
ATENOLOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

17 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

18 46
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

19 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

20 16
METFORMIN HCL ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

21 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

22 29
CARVEDILOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

23 21
SYNTHROID 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

24 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

25 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

26 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

27 13
SERTRALINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

28 22
TRAMADOL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

31 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

31 41
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

34 17
HYDRALAZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 31
PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

37 67
AZITHROMYCIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A 38 55
MELOXICAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

39 32
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A 40 119
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A 40 72
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 56
ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 27
PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

43 36
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 138
CARTIA XT 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 151
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 40
SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 52
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. 1, 2017.
  • 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.