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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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14,300Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 148 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$764K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 248 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

430 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

40% of this provider’s 430 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

49% of this provider’s 430 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$637K

2014

$693K

2015

$764K

2016

Number of Claims

13,131

2014

13,775

2015

14,300

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 1,487

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

723

prescriptions.

185

patients, 43% of all patients

O 1 7
ALPRAZOLAM 593

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

76

patients, 18% of all patients

2 16
OMEPRAZOLE 530

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 485

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
LISINOPRIL 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
METFORMIN HCL 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

6 8
GABAPENTIN 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

7 10
DIAZEPAM 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

8 75
SIMVASTATIN 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

9 6
FUROSEMIDE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

10 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

11 1
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

12 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

13 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
SERTRALINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

15 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

16 2
GLIPIZIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

17 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

18 66
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

19 45
CLOPIDOGREL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

20 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

21 17
PROAIR HFA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

22 52
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 7% of all patients

23 76
PROMETHAZINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

23 137
TRAMADOL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

O 25 19
IBUPROFEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

26 105
CEPHALEXIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

A 27 53
WARFARIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

28 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

29 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 15
TRAZODONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

31 31
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

A 32 90
RANITIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 43
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 39
PAROXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 65
ATENOLOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 13
TOPIRAMATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 38 133
BUMETANIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 130
CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

41 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

42 35
MELOXICAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 27
LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 63
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

45 197
LEVETIRACETAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 46 97
VENTOLIN HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

46 71
NEXIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 46 128
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 49 224
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

A 49 70
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

51 89
CRESTOR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 52 57
BACLOFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

53 81
ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 54 29
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O 55 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 56 12
TIZANIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

56 69
ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 58 64
NYSTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

58 106
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 58 67
ESTRADIOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 61 161
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 61 68
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 61 38
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. 14, 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.