Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

13,512Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 170 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 75 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

617 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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.

More resources »

Antibiotics

27% of this provider’s 617 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

More resources »

Opioids

21% of this provider’s 617 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$85 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$1.13M

2014

$1.17M

2015

$1.15M

2016

Number of Claims

13,454

2014

13,687

2015

13,512

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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 637

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

134

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

2 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

4 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

O 5 7
LISINOPRIL 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

6 3
SIMVASTATIN 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

7 6
CLOPIDOGREL 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

8 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

9 13
FUROSEMIDE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

10 9
METFORMIN HCL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

10 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

12 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

13 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

14 14
SERTRALINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

15 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

16 22
GABAPENTIN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

17 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

18 18
OMEPRAZOLE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

19 5
SYNTHROID 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

20 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

21 21
METFORMIN HCL ER 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

22 41
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

23 42
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

24 40
RANITIDINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

25 43
TORSEMIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

26 123
TRAMADOL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

O 27 19
CARVEDILOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

28 23
ALPRAZOLAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

29 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 45
MELOXICAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

31 27
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 32 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

33 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

34 33
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

34 39
ELIQUIS 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 114
PROAIR HFA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

37 52
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

38 25
TOPROL XL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

39 151
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 30
PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

40 37
ATENOLOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

40 26
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

43 89
NAMENDA XR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 44 50
DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 66
JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 59
ALLOPURINOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 29
GLIPIZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 62
FINASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 91
LORAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 55
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

52 11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

54 51
CRESTOR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

55 57
ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A 56 70
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

56 35
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 72
SPIRIVA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 80
CITALOPRAM HBR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 28
KLOR-CON M20 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 87
CLONAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 63 44
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

A 64 90
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 64
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 86
LANSOPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 66 198
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 38
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 68 93
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 68 84
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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 March 30, 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.