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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,336Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 508 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$671K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 344 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

460 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

55% of this provider’s 460 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 460 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$524K

2014

$544K

2015

$671K

2016

Number of Claims

6,724

2014

6,945

2015

8,336

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 422

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

106

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 347

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

98

patients, 21% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 345

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

99

patients, 22% of all patients

3 5
METFORMIN HCL ER 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

4 41
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

5 78
SIMVASTATIN 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

6 6
LISINOPRIL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

7 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

8 12
MELOXICAM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

9 27
FAMOTIDINE* 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

10 60
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

11 4
GABAPENTIN 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

12 10
LOVASTATIN 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

13 58
FUROSEMIDE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

14 9
ALLOPURINOL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

15 29
ALPRAZOLAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

16 16
CEFDINIR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

84

patients, 18% of all patients

A 17 152
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

18 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

19 42
AZITHROMYCIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

97

patients, 21% of all patients

A 20 46
LEVOFLOXACIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

A 21 74
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

22 35
SERTRALINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

23 20
TRAMADOL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

O 24 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

25 15
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

A 26 70
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

27 13
BENAZEPRIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

28 84
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

29 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

30 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

31 40
JANUVIA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

32 59
CLOPIDOGREL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

33 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

34 33
RALOXIFENE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 131
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

36 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

37 17
CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

37 57
METFORMIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

39 8
SYNTHROID 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 49
FINASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

41 91
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

42 18
FENOFIBRATE* 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 108
TIZANIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

43 69
DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

45 32
LORAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

46 36
FLUCONAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

47 142
CARVEDILOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

48 23
CLONAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

49 44
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. 20, 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.