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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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13,685Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 165 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$900K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 166 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

516 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

55% of this provider’s 516 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 516 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$389K

2014

$548K

2015

$900K

2016

Number of Claims

7,560

2014

10,028

2015

13,685

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
METFORMIN HCL 503

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

1 8
LISINOPRIL 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

93

patients, 18% of all patients

4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

6 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

7 2
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

8 18
FUROSEMIDE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

9 9
SIMVASTATIN 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

10 6
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

130

patients, 25% of all patients

11 35
GABAPENTIN 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

12 10
PREDNISONE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

136

patients, 26% of all patients

13 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

14 28
CARVEDILOL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

15 23
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

98

patients, 19% of all patients

16 102
FAMOTIDINE* 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

17 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

18 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

19 11
LEVOFLOXACIN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

141

patients, 27% of all patients

A 20 74
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

21 15
CLOPIDOGREL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

22 24
BUMETANIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

23 130
GLIPIZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

24 62
TRAZODONE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

25 31
TRAMADOL HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

O 26 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

27 30
AZITHROMYCIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

A 28 46
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

28 66
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 25
ALLOPURINOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

31 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

32 13
CRESTOR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

33 57
VENTOLIN HFA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

34 71
JANUVIA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 59
CLONAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

36 44
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

36 17
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

A 38 70
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

O 38 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 22
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

40 107
BUSPIRONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 85
CEPHALEXIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

A 43 53
NAPROXEN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

44 101
ALPRAZOLAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

45 16
PROAIR HFA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

46 52
LINZESS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

46 202
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

O 48 188
GLIMEPIRIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 33
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 38

patients, 7% of all patients

50 76
MUPIROCIN* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

51 222
PAROXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 65
DICYCLOMINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

52 146
TIZANIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

54 69
SERTRALINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

55 20
ROPINIROLE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 61
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

57 51
ZETIA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

57 100
XARELTO 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

59 98
FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

60 38
SYMBICORT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

61 92
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

A 61 118
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

63 12
KLOR-CON M20 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

64 87
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 79
MELOXICAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

66 27
RANEXA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 67 252
ONDANSETRON HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

68 148
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 March 3, 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.