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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,781Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 133 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$682K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 333 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

426 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

60% of this provider’s 426 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 426 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$746K

2014

$738K

2015

$682K

2016

Number of Claims

13,761

2014

15,035

2015

14,781

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, 6% of all prescriptions

746

prescriptions.

123

patients, 29% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 695

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

128

patients, 30% of all patients

2 6
FUROSEMIDE 503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

88

patients, 21% of all patients

3 9
LISINOPRIL 480

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

86

patients, 20% of all patients

4 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 426

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

83

patients, 19% of all patients

5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

80

patients, 19% of all patients

6 4
LORAZEPAM 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

79

patients, 19% of all patients

7 36
METFORMIN HCL 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

77

patients, 18% of all patients

8 8
OMEPRAZOLE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

9 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

O 10 7
GABAPENTIN 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

11 10
ATENOLOL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

12 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

13 22
ALLOPURINOL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

14 29
DULOXETINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

15 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

16 18
SERTRALINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

17 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

18 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

18 12
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

20 78
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

21 17
CEPHALEXIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

91

patients, 21% of all patients

A 22 53
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

82

patients, 19% of all patients

A 23 90
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

100

patients, 23% of all patients

24 107
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

25 13
TRAMADOL HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

O 26 19
RANITIDINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

27 43
CARVEDILOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

29 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

29 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

29 21
MIRTAZAPINE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

32 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

74

patients, 17% of all patients

A 33 70
PREDNISONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

34 37
ALPRAZOLAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

35 16
MELOXICAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

36 27
GLIPIZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

37 62
TRAZODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

38 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

39 30
BUSPIRONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

40 85
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

41 35
CRESTOR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

42 57
CLONIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

43 67
CITALOPRAM HBR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

44 28
LEVOFLOXACIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

A 44 74
PROAIR HFA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

44 52
KLOR-CON M20 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

47 87
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

48 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

48 11
GLIPIZIDE XL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

50 199
ZETIA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

50 100
BACLOFEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

52 81
CLOPIDOGREL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

53 24
ROPINIROLE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

54 61
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

54 79
AZITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

A 56 46
FLUOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 57 38
DICYCLOMINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

57 146
LOVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

57 58
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

60 66
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

61 72
SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

62 55
DIAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 63 75
VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

64 71
AMOXICILLIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

A 64 111
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

66 76
SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

67 92
SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

68 80
SYNTHROID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 68 49
ESTRADIOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 68 161
DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 71 34
VERAPAMIL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 72 167
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 Jan. 3, 2013.
  • 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.