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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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13,266Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 179 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$834K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 201 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

376 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

42% of this provider’s 376 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 376 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$63 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

$782K

2014

$700K

2015

$834K

2016

Number of Claims

13,865

2014

12,446

2015

13,266

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 583

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

106

patients, 28% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 527

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

90

patients, 24% of all patients

2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 521

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

87

patients, 23% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

82

patients, 22% of all patients

4 3
FUROSEMIDE 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

5 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

77

patients, 20% of all patients

O 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

7 4
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

8 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

9 17
GABAPENTIN 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

10 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

11 34
ATENOLOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

12 26
METFORMIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

13 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

14 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

15 15
GLIPIZIDE ER 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

16 112
LOVASTATIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

17 58
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

18 56
CLOPIDOGREL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

19 24
ROPINIROLE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

19 61
LANTUS 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

21 73
TAMSULOSIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

22 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

23 14
HYDRALAZINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

24 83
SIMVASTATIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

24 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

24 13
ELIQUIS 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 114
SPIRONOLACTONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

28 55
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

28 25
NAMENDA XR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11 30 50
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O 31 47
LEVOFLOXACIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

A 31 74
WARFARIN SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

31 22
DULOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

34 32
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

35 121
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

36 42
PREDNISONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

37 37
ALLOPURINOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 29
METFORMIN HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

39 41
VALSARTAN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 88
SERTRALINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

41 20
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

41 86
MEMANTINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 82
TOPIRAMATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 44 133
JANUVIA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 45 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

46 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

47 77
XARELTO 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 48 98
TRAMADOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O 49 19
FAMOTIDINE* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 50 60
CARVEDILOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

50 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 52 66
AZITHROMYCIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

A 53 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

54 11
RANITIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

54 43
BUSPIRONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

56 85
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

56 35
DOXEPIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

58 220
ZETIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 59 100
NYSTATIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

59 106
TERAZOSIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

61 154
BUDESONIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 61 229
CITALOPRAM HBR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 63 28
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

A 64 90
MIRTAZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

64 54
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 64 192
METHADONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 67 177
TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 67 31
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 June 13, 2011.
  • 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.