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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,069Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

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

62% 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

7% of this provider’s 685 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

37% of this provider’s 740 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 740 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$1.64M

2014

$1.44M

2015

$1.26M

2016

Number of Claims

27,665

2014

24,996

2015

25,069

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,123

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,096

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

1 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 670

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 666

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

3 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 609

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 554

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

O 5 7
TRAMADOL HCL 545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

O 6 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

7 2
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

8 30
SIMVASTATIN 478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
MEMANTINE HCL 478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

9 82
OMEPRAZOLE 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

11 5
LISINOPRIL 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

12 3
GABAPENTIN 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

13 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

14 14
LORAZEPAM 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

15 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

16 18
NAMENDA XR 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

17 50
ALPRAZOLAM 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

18 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

19 34
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

20 48
WARFARIN SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

21 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

22 56
MIRTAZAPINE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

23 54
ATENOLOL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

24 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

25 21
MELOXICAM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

26 27
METFORMIN HCL ER 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

27 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

28 77
GLIMEPIRIDE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

29 33
CLOPIDOGREL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

30 24
ALLOPURINOL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

31 29
ROPINIROLE HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

32 61
DULOXETINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

33 32
DIGOXIN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 122
HYDRALAZINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

35 83
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

36 39
NEXIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

37 128
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

38 12
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

A 39 163
LYRICA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 63
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

A 41 118
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

42 15
BUSPIRONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 85
BENAZEPRIL HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

44 84
METFORMIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

44 8
CLONAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

46 44
RANITIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

47 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

47 42
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 115
CARVEDILOL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

50 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 51 68
RISPERIDONE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 52 95
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

53 25
CEPHALEXIN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

A 54 53
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

55 66
CITALOPRAM HBR 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 28
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 119
VESICARE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 58 162
CRESTOR 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 57
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 172
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

61 40
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

62 72
LANTUS 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 63 73
OXYCODONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 64 99
LEVETIRACETAM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 97
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

66 113
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

67 35
SYMBICORT 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

68 92
TRAZODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 31
ESTRADIOL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 161
BYSTOLIC 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 109
PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

72 37
SERTRALINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

73 20
JANUVIA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 74 59
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 11
EXELON 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 76 293
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

78 13
BACLOFEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 81
BUMETANIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

80 130
ONDANSETRON HCL* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

80 148
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 80 155
CEFTRIAXONE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

A 83 205
AZITHROMYCIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

A 83 46
ONGLYZA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 85 297
NITROFURANTOIN* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

A 86 274
NYSTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

86 106
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

88 175
CHLORTHALIDONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

89 158
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

89 78
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

91 96
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A 92 70
CLONIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

93 67
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

94 121
PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 95 65
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

96 143
RIVASTIGMINE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 96 307
PRISTIQ 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 98 267
FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

99 91
TEMAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 100 135
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

100 153
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 O 100 47
RIVASTIGMINE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 103 214
AMIODARONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 103 170
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

105 102
SUCRALFATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

105 173
VIMPAT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 107 283
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

108 52
BUTRANS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 O 109 270
LIDOCAINE HCL* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

110 241
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

111 80
JANUMET 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 111 232
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 Nov. 19, 2009.
  • 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.