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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,401Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 236 providers in this state and specialty

$461K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 236 providers in this state and specialty

642 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

19% of this provider’s 642 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 642 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 30%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 4.


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

$364K

2014

$483K

2015

$461K

2016

Number of Claims

5,329

2014

6,868

2015

6,401

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 357

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

O 1 1
LISINOPRIL 242

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

4 7
FUROSEMIDE 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

4 14
SIMVASTATIN 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

6 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

7 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

8 31
METFORMIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

9 13
GABAPENTIN 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

10 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

11 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

12 9
CLONAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

13 61
MELOXICAM 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

14 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

15 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

16 28
TRAMADOL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O 17 12
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

18 112
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

19 29
AZITHROMYCIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

A 20 36
CLOPIDOGREL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

20 17
CARVEDILOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

22 25
ALPRAZOLAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

23 32
DIAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

24 58
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

24 52
LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

26 56
SERTRALINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

27 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

28 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

29 19
FINASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

30 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 26
ATENOLOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 68
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 Aug. 26, 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.