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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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13,084Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 184 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$554K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 475 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

624 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

21% of this provider’s 624 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 624 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

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$579K

2014

$587K

2015

$554K

2016

Number of Claims

14,016

2014

13,413

2015

13,084

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
LISINOPRIL 600

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

130

patients, 21% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
GABAPENTIN 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

4 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

5 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

7 2
METFORMIN HCL 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

8 8
SIMVASTATIN 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
FUROSEMIDE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

10 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

11 21
ATENOLOL 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

12 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

13 14
TRAMADOL HCL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

O 14 19
ALLOPURINOL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

14 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

16 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

O 17 7
LOVASTATIN 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

18 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

18 11
ALPRAZOLAM 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

20 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

21 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

22 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

23 15
CLOPIDOGREL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

24 24
CARVEDILOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

25 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

25 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

27 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

28 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 42
PAROXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

30 65
SERTRALINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

31 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

32 12
GEMFIBROZIL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 141
TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

34 31
ADVAIR DISKUS 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

35 64
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

36 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

37 33
GLIPIZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

38 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

39 96
DONEPEZIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 34
KLOR-CON M20 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

41 87
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 48
DULOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 32
MELOXICAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

44 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 46 66
BACLOFEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 81
CITALOPRAM HBR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 28
AZITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

A 49 46
LORAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 36
MIRTAZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

51 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 45
RANITIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 53 43
PROAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

54 52
MEMANTINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 54 82
CALCITRIOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 269
ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 57 61
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

58 107
CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 44
LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 73
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 June 10, 2016.
  • 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.