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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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14,024Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 156 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$941K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 150 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

844 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

39% of this provider’s 844 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 844 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% 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

$708K

2014

$777K

2015

$941K

2016

Number of Claims

10,770

2014

12,008

2015

14,024

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 1,078

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

995

prescriptions.

220

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 477

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

2 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

3 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 426

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
SIMVASTATIN 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

5 6
ALPRAZOLAM 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

6 16
LISINOPRIL 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

7 3
OMEPRAZOLE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

8 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

9 21
METFORMIN HCL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

10 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

10 11
CRESTOR 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

12 57
SYNTHROID 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

13 49
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

14 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

15 15
FUROSEMIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

16 9
SERTRALINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

17 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

18 30
ALLOPURINOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

19 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

20 40
CLOPIDOGREL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

21 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

22 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

23 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

24 45
LORAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

25 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

26 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

27 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

28 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

29 14
MELOXICAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

30 27
AZITHROMYCIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

A 31 46
DULOXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

32 32
TRAZODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

32 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

34 39
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

35 230
METFORMIN HCL ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 41
CEPHALEXIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

A 37 53
CEFDINIR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

A 38 152
CLONAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 44
ZETIA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

40 100
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

41 42
PREDNISONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

42 37
SYMBICORT 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 92
KLOR-CON M20 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

44 87
IRBESARTAN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

44 140
ATENOLOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

46 26
BUPROPION XL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 103
LEVOFLOXACIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A 48 74
ROPINIROLE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 50 70
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 89
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 35
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 237
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

54 25
TEMAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 55 135
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 51
DIAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

57 75
VENTOLIN HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 71
CELECOXIB 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 110
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 58 72
JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 61 59
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

61 86
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

63 107
CARVEDILOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 63 38
SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 80
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

67 64
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 48
SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

67 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 115
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 120
GABAPENTIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 10
VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 72 88
JANUMET 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 232
JANUMET XR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

75 295
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 67
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, 2017.
  • 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.