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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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10,650Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 312 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$785K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 234 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

527 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

2% of this provider’s 484 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

15% of this provider’s 527 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 527 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$1.17M

2014

$1.21M

2015

$785K

2016

Number of Claims

17,086

2014

17,143

2015

10,650

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 461

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
LISINOPRIL 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

4 3
CARVEDILOL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

5 23
SIMVASTATIN 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

6 6
FUROSEMIDE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

7 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

8 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

9 34
METFORMIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

10 8
FAMOTIDINE* 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

11 60
OMEPRAZOLE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

12 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

13 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

14 15
MEMANTINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

15 82
SPIRONOLACTONE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

16 55
GABAPENTIN 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

17 10
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

18 56
TORSEMIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

19 123
DULOXETINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

20 32
CLOPIDOGREL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

21 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

22 30
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

<11 22 129
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

22 14
JANUVIA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

25 59
GLIMEPIRIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

26 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

27 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

27 13
NAMENDA XR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

29 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

30 12
LANTUS 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

31 73
TRADJENTA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

32 138
LEVEMIR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

33 132
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11 34 147
ALLOPURINOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

35 29
ROPINIROLE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 61
NYSTATIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

37 106
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

38 18
SPIRIVA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 80
HUMALOG 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 127
RANITIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 43
ELIQUIS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 42 114
TRAZODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

43 31
XARELTO 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 44 98
ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 26
SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 48 119
FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 38
VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 50 88
TRAMADOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 51 19
NOVOLOG 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 134
RAMIPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 136
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 54 93
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

O 54 7
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 May 19, 2008.
  • 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.