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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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12,275Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 221 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$818K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 213 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

702 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

19% of this provider’s 702 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 702 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$494K

2014

$563K

2015

$818K

2016

Number of Claims

8,185

2014

9,051

2015

12,275

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 511

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 476

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 467

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
LISINOPRIL 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

5 13
FUROSEMIDE 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

6 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

O 7 7
METFORMIN HCL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

8 8
GABAPENTIN 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

9 10
OMEPRAZOLE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

10 5
CARVEDILOL 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

11 23
ATENOLOL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

12 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

13 11
METFORMIN HCL ER 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

14 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

15 12
TRAZODONE HCL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

16 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

17 17
SIMVASTATIN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

18 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

19 21
CLOPIDOGREL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

20 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

21 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

22 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

23 30
ALLOPURINOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

24 29
TRAMADOL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O 24 19
DULOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 32
CLONAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

27 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

28 18
RANITIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

29 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

29 15
MELOXICAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

31 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

32 14
ALPRAZOLAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

33 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

34 38
GLIMEPIRIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

35 33
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

36 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 34
SERTRALINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

38 20
BYSTOLIC 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 109
CITALOPRAM HBR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 28
FAMOTIDINE* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 60
XARELTO 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 98
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

43 144
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 40
SYNTHROID 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 49
CRESTOR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 57
LORAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 36
CELECOXIB 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 110
PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 65
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 72
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 51 86
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 42
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

54 45
MYRBETRIQ 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 55 182
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

55 37
ANORO ELLIPTA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 279
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 89
JANUVIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 59 59
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 Sept. 20, 2011.
  • 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.