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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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13,599Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 168 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 88 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

443 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

8% of this provider’s 370 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

34% of this provider’s 443 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 443 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

$81 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$1.03M

2014

$1.14M

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

13,454

2014

14,390

2015

13,599

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 635

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

96

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 536

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

89

patients, 20% of all patients

2 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 515

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

78

patients, 18% of all patients

O 3 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

4 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

78

patients, 18% of all patients

5 4
LISINOPRIL 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

6 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

7 2
GABAPENTIN 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

8 10
ALPRAZOLAM 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

9 16
OMEPRAZOLE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

10 5
ELIQUIS 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

11 114
METFORMIN HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

12 8
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O 13 47
WARFARIN SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

14 22
SIMVASTATIN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

15 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

16 34
CLOPIDOGREL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

17 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

18 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

19 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

20 25
MEMANTINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

21 82
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

22 30
TRAMADOL HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 23 19
TRAZODONE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

24 31
BACLOFEN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

25 81
MIRTAZAPINE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

26 54
ARIPIPRAZOLE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

P 27 156
SERTRALINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

28 20
NAMENDA XR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

<11 29 50
LEVOFLOXACIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

A 30 74
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

31 18
PROMETHAZINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 137
CARVEDILOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

33 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

34 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

35 15
FENTANYL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 36 94
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 37 68
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

38 189
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 219
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 39 119
LANTUS 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

41 73
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

42 45
ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

43 29
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

44 48
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 12
CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

46 44
HUMALOG 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 47 127
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

48 220
SPIRONOLACTONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

49 55
LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

50 63
CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

51 57
PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

51 37
TOPIRAMATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 51 133
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

54 77
FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

55 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

56 11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

A 57 70
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

58 56
ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

58 26
LEVETIRACETAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 58 97
ZETIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 61 100
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

61 139
LAMOTRIGINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 63 160
LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

64 36
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

65 121
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 April 15, 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.