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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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9,900Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 363 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 58 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

663 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

3% of this provider’s 572 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

33% of this provider’s 663 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 663 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$126 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$1.22M

2014

$1.12M

2015

$1.25M

2016

Number of Claims

9,291

2014

8,811

2015

9,900

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 481

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

O 1 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 474

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

130

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 358

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

157

patients, 24% of all patients

3 35
CARVEDILOL 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

4 23
SYNTHROID 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

4 49
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
TRAMADOL HCL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O 7 19
RAMIPRIL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

8 136
CRESTOR 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

9 57
OMEPRAZOLE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

10 5
GABAPENTIN 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

11 10
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

12 157
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

13 78
MIRTAZAPINE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

14 54
ALLOPURINOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

15 29
LISINOPRIL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

15 3
METFORMIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

17 8
AMOXICILLIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

A 18 111
BENAZEPRIL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

19 84
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

20 21
SYMBICORT 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

21 92
CLOPIDOGREL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

22 24
OLANZAPINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

P 23 125
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

23 15
TIZANIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

25 69
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

26 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

27 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

28 11
TORSEMIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

29 123
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

30 115
VALSARTAN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 88
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 51
INVOKANA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 33 169
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

33 102
QUINAPRIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 196
CARTIA XT 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 168
DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

37 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

38 17
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

39 39
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 48
LANTUS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 73
BYSTOLIC 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 109
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

42 1
OXYCONTIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 O 44 216
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 86
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 64
METFORMIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 41
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 May 26, 2010.
  • 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.