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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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12,133Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 230 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$980K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 136 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

681 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

16% of this provider’s 681 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 681 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

$81 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$877K

2014

$950K

2015

$980K

2016

Number of Claims

11,321

2014

11,988

2015

12,133

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 463

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

124

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 455

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
METFORMIN HCL 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

4 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
LISINOPRIL 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
SIMVASTATIN 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

7 6
CARVEDILOL 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

8 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

O 9 7
SERTRALINE HCL 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

10 20
FUROSEMIDE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

11 9
SPIRONOLACTONE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

12 55
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

13 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

14 13
ALLOPURINOL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

15 29
TRAZODONE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

16 31
ATENOLOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

17 26
TRAMADOL HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

O 18 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

19 11
GABAPENTIN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

20 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

21 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

22 15
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

23 78
SYNTHROID 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

24 49
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

25 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

26 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

27 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

28 25
JANUVIA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 59
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

30 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

31 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

32 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

33 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 38
CLOPIDOGREL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 24
LANTUS 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

36 73
DULOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

37 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

37 30
ZETIA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

39 100
ELIQUIS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 40 114
BUSPIRONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 85
NAPROXEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 101
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 40
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

45 35
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 86
ROPINIROLE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 61
ALPRAZOLAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

47 16
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

50 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 66
CARTIA XT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 168
CITALOPRAM HBR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 28
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

54 89
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 48
CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

56 110
MELOXICAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

56 27
ESTRADIOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 161
NAMENDA XR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 59 50
KLOR-CON M10 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 191
RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 43
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 Dec. 22, 2015.
  • 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.