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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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19,364Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 57 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$864K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 187 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

496 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

8% of this provider’s 473 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

37% of this provider’s 496 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 496 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

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$1.47M

2014

$775K

2015

$864K

2016

Number of Claims

28,729

2014

16,458

2015

19,364

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 846

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

841

prescriptions.

106

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 809

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

2 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 665

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

3 17
FUROSEMIDE 636

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

105

patients, 21% of all patients

4 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 542

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

5 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 504

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

6 34
SIMVASTATIN 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

7 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

8 18
GABAPENTIN 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

9 10
LISINOPRIL 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

10 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

11 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

12 2
NAMENDA XR 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

13 50
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

O 14 7
SERTRALINE HCL 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

15 20
OMEPRAZOLE 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

16 5
TRAMADOL HCL 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

O 17 19
CLOPIDOGREL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

18 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

19 56
MIRTAZAPINE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

20 54
RANITIDINE HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

21 43
CARVEDILOL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

22 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

23 66
TAMSULOSIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

24 21
LORAZEPAM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

25 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

25 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

27 15
MEMANTINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

28 82
LEVETIRACETAM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

29 97
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

30 42
LANTUS 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

31 73
VESICARE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

<11 32 162
METFORMIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

33 8
TRAZODONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

33 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 11
DULOXETINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

36 32
BACLOFEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

37 81
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 38 68
ATENOLOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

39 26
GLIPIZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 62
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

A 41 70
XARELTO 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 98
LEVOFLOXACIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

A 43 74
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

44 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

45 28
LATANOPROST 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 171
HYDRALAZINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

47 83
JANUVIA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 48 59
CLONIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 49 67
FLUOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 38
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 96
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

A 52 90
NOVOLOG 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

53 134
FENTANYL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 54 94
PREDNISONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

55 37
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

56 119
ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 29
AMIODARONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

56 170
FAMOTIDINE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

59 60
NYSTATIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

59 106
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

61 51
OXYCODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 O 61 99
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

63 147
ELIQUIS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

64 114
ROPINIROLE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 61
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 77
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

67 13
CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 68 57
ALPRAZOLAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

69 16
CLONAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 70 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

70 35
AZITHROMYCIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

A 72 46
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

73 121
LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 74 63
RISPERIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 75 95
NAMZARIC 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 75 186
CEPHALEXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

A 77 53
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

A 78 117
ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 79 363
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 Oct. 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.