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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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4,811Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1052 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$308K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1035 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

272 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

30% of this provider’s 272 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 272 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$64 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

$150K

2014

$249K

2015

$308K

2016

Number of Claims

2,482

2014

3,857

2015

4,811

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 244

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

51

patients, 19% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 183

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

4 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

5 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

6 13
METFORMIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

7 8
CHLORTHALIDONE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

8 158
OMEPRAZOLE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

8 5
FUROSEMIDE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

8 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

11 18
SIMVASTATIN 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

11 6
SERTRALINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

13 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 14 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

15 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

O 15 7
TRAMADOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

O 17 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

18 12
ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

19 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

20 11
DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 21 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 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 July 29, 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.