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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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17,536Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 80 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 86 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

690 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% 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

29% of this provider’s 690 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 690 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$954K

2014

$1.12M

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

16,992

2014

18,749

2015

17,536

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 868

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

817

prescriptions.

175

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 609

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

125

patients, 18% of all patients

2 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 605

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

137

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
LISINOPRIL 597

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

125

patients, 18% of all patients

4 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 529

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

116

patients, 17% of all patients

5 11
ALPRAZOLAM 496

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

6 16
SIMVASTATIN 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

7 6
METFORMIN HCL 430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
OMEPRAZOLE 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

9 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

10 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

11 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

O 12 7
ALLOPURINOL 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

13 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

14 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

15 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

16 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

17 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

18 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

19 13
GABAPENTIN 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

20 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

21 30
PREDNISONE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

22 37
LOVASTATIN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

23 58
CLOPIDOGREL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

24 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

25 55
MELOXICAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

26 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

27 45
TRAZODONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

28 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

29 33
SERTRALINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

30 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

32 18
ATENOLOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

33 26
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

34 104
TRAMADOL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

O 35 19
CRESTOR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

36 57
CARVEDILOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

37 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

37 34
METFORMIN HCL ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 25
CARTIA XT 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 168
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 41 47
DIGOXIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 122
PROAIR HFA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

44 52
KLOR-CON M20 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 87
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 86
VENTOLIN HFA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

46 71
AZITHROMYCIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

A 48 46
VALSARTAN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 88
RALOXIFENE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 131
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

50 107
CITALOPRAM HBR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 28
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 144
ADVAIR DISKUS 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 64
BREO ELLIPTA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 201
FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 108
MECLIZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

57 145
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 38
ELIQUIS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 114
DULOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 32
CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 61 44
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

61 89
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 35
XARELTO 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 98
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 67 150
PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 65
JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 59
DIAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 75
NEXIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 71 128
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 83
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 73 113
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 51
RAMIPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 136
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

76 157
ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 76 61
CEPHALEXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A 76 53
CHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

10 76 430
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 80 40
LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 81 63
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 Feb. 8, 2014.
  • 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.