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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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10,591Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 314 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$592K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 435 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

563 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

33% of this provider’s 563 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 563 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$653K

2014

$661K

2015

$592K

2016

Number of Claims

10,810

2014

11,032

2015

10,591

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 570

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

111

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

4 1
SIMVASTATIN 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

O 7 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

8 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

9 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

9 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

11 21
METFORMIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

12 8
GABAPENTIN 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

13 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

14 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

15 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

16 25
FUROSEMIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

17 9
TRAMADOL HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O 18 19
CLOPIDOGREL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

19 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

20 15
SERTRALINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

21 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

21 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

23 13
METFORMIN HCL ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

24 41
CARVEDILOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

25 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

26 40
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

27 48
ALPRAZOLAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

28 16
MELOXICAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

29 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

30 42
TRAZODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

32 35
SYNTHROID 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 49
RANITIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

34 43
BENAZEPRIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 84
SPIRONOLACTONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 55
CITALOPRAM HBR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 30
LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 36
AZITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

A 40 46
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 41 79
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 45
GLIPIZIDE ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 112
ALLOPURINOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

44 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 39
ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 26
CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 44
BACLOFEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

48 81
DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 49 32
VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 88
BYSTOLIC 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 51 109
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 52 118
BUPROPION XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 53 103
PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

54 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 17
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 55 58
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 91
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. 13, 2012.
  • 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.