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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,993Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 60

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 60

659 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

4% of this provider’s 376 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

9% of this provider’s 659 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

11% of this provider’s 376 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Opioids

63% of this provider’s 659 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 62%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$134 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$461K

2012

$975K

2013

$1.1M

2014

$1.34M

2015

Number of Claims

4,103

2012

6,899

2013

8,897

2014

9,993

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

702

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

180

patients, 27% of all patients

O 1 1
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

583

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

116

patients, 18% of all patients

O 2 4
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

354

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

O 3 5
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

4 2
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

O 5 3
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

O 6 8
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

O 7 9
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

8 7
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

Treats muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury or disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

9 16
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

10 26
METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to reliev... +

Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Source: National Library of Medicine

182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O 11 12
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

12 10
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

13 19
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

14 14
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

15 27
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

16 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

R 17 23
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

18 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

19 33
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

20 37
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

20 31
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

22 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

23 60
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

24 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

25 28
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

26 77
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

R 27 13
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

Treats mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

28 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

29 34
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

30 63
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

30 25
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

32 82
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 86
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

Morphine is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 34 22
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 45
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

36 51
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

37 65
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

37 30
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

40 57
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 40 6
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 42 35
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 42
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 R 44 59
HYDROMORPHONE ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 45 36
OPANA ER

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 O 46 18
HYDROMORPHONE HCL*

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 47 20
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 47 32
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Dec. 23, 2013.
  • 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.