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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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19,384Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 55 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 79 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

588 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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 511 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

42% of this provider’s 588 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 588 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$1.15M

2014

$1.15M

2015

$1.14M

2016

Number of Claims

18,494

2014

18,734

2015

19,384

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
OMEPRAZOLE 775

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

140

patients, 24% of all patients

1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 686

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

124

patients, 21% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 667

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

115

patients, 20% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 660

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

109

patients, 19% of all patients

4 3
FUROSEMIDE 637

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

5 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 532

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

O 6 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

7 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

8 2
METFORMIN HCL 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

10 15
SIMVASTATIN 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

11 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

12 17
GABAPENTIN 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

12 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

14 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

15 33
ALPRAZOLAM 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

16 16
SERTRALINE HCL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

17 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

18 22
LORAZEPAM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

19 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

20 34
CLOPIDOGREL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

21 24
MEMANTINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

22 82
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

23 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

24 18
CLONAZEPAM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

25 44
ATENOLOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

26 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

27 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

28 21
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

29 48
CARVEDILOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

30 23
ALLOPURINOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

31 29
GEMFIBROZIL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 141
SYNTHROID 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 49
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P 34 68
JANUVIA 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

35 59
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 39
CEPHALEXIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

A 37 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

38 35
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

39 56
MIRTAZAPINE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 54
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 42
ROPINIROLE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 61
PREDNISONE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

42 37
TRAMADOL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O 45 19
XARELTO 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 45 98
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

47 107
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 93
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 50 77
RISPERIDONE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 P 51 95
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 45
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 115
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 53 47
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 55 126
VOLTAREN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 200
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 72
MELOXICAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

56 27
BUPROPION XL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 103
AZITHROMYCIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

A 60 46
DIGOXIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 61 122
FAMOTIDINE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 61 60
RANITIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 43
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 129
FLUOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 65 38
DEXILANT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 66 182
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 25
TRADJENTA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 68 138
RAMIPRIL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 136
CEFDINIR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A 70 152
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 51
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A 72 70
NEXIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 72 128
KLOR-CON M10 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 191
TRAZODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 31
LACTULOSE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 75 176
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 124
SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 92
XIFAXAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 A 79 347
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

79 89
BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 81 81
FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 91
KLOR-CON 10 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 193
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. 3, 2013.
  • 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.