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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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14,822Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 132 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 124 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

615 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

6% of this provider’s 550 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

33% of this provider’s 615 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 615 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$655K

2014

$746K

2015

$1M

2016

Number of Claims

9,914

2014

11,902

2015

14,822

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
FUROSEMIDE 547

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

1 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 533

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

107

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 528

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

107

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 522

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

102

patients, 17% of all patients

5 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 481

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

6 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

7 17
GABAPENTIN 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

8 10
METFORMIN HCL 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
NAMENDA XR 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

10 50
MELOXICAM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

11 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

12 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

13 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

14 12
SIMVASTATIN 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

15 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

16 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

17 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

18 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

19 21
CARVEDILOL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

20 23
SERTRALINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

21 20
XARELTO 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

22 98
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

23 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

24 11
CLOPIDOGREL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

25 24
DULOXETINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

26 18
TRAMADOL HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O 28 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 77
TRADJENTA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

30 138
ALLOPURINOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

31 29
TRAZODONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

32 31
BACLOFEN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 81
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

34 72
LANTUS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 73
FAMOTIDINE* 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

36 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

37 28
CEPHALEXIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

A 38 53
PREDNISONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

38 37
MEMANTINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 82
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O 41 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 30
MIRTAZAPINE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 54
BUMETANIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

44 130
LEVETIRACETAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 97
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 119
HUMALOG 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 127
RISPERIDONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 48 95
HYDRALAZINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 83
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

50 121
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

51 35
KLOR-CON M20 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

52 87
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

53 39
BREO ELLIPTA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 201
ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

54 26
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 113
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

56 56
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A 58 90
DIGOXIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 59 122
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

59 40
JANUVIA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 61 59
RANITIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 43
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

63 64
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 42
LEVOFLOXACIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

A 65 74
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 66 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 67 45
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 68 287
METFORMIN HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 68 41
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 86
GLIPIZIDE XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 71 199
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 Jan. 16, 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.