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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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6,870Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 700 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$523K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 534 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

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

13% 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 437 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 437 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$439K

2014

$472K

2015

$523K

2016

Number of Claims

6,473

2014

6,492

2015

6,870

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 396

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

103

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 345

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

4 4
MELOXICAM 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

5 27
OMEPRAZOLE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

6 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

7 11
SIMVASTATIN 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

8 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

9 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

10 12
GABAPENTIN 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

11 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

12 15
METFORMIN HCL ER 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

12 41
ALLOPURINOL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

14 29
METFORMIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

15 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O 16 7
FENOFIBRATE* 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

17 108
ATENOLOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

18 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

19 14
SYNTHROID 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

20 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

21 25
SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

21 20
ALPRAZOLAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

23 16
TRAMADOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 23 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

25 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

26 17
ROPINIROLE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

27 61
DULOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

28 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 30
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

29 51
FUROSEMIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

29 9
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

35 35
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. 16, 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.