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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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5,517Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 236 providers in this state and specialty

$365K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 236 providers in this state and specialty

282 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

5% of this provider’s 214 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

42% of this provider’s 282 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 282 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 30%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$411K

2014

$438K

2015

$365K

2016

Number of Claims

5,724

2014

5,766

2015

5,517

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
GABAPENTIN 211

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

47

patients, 17% of all patients

1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 208

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

56

patients, 20% of all patients

O 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

42

patients, 15% of all patients

3 14
OMEPRAZOLE 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

5 4
LISINOPRIL 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
SIMVASTATIN 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

9 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

10 19
TRAZODONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

11 48
MIRTAZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

12 86
ALPRAZOLAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

13 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 14 55
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

15 42
SERTRALINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

16 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

17 43
CEPHALEXIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

44

patients, 16% of all patients

A 17 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

17 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

20 9
CARVEDILOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

21 25
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

22 140
PROAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

23 145
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

23 28
METFORMIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

25 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 26 87
TRAMADOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

O 26 12
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 26 62
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 21, 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.