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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,259Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 70 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

726 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

2% of this provider’s 503 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

50% of this provider’s 726 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

44% of this provider’s 726 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

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$742K

2014

$1.21M

2015

$1.18M

2016

Number of Claims

13,403

2014

20,918

2015

20,259

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 716

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

167

patients, 23% of all patients

O 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 697

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

139

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
GABAPENTIN 695

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

135

patients, 19% of all patients

3 10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 655

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

126

patients, 17% of all patients

O 4 47
LISINOPRIL 513

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

120

patients, 17% of all patients

5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

7 4
ALPRAZOLAM 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

8 16
FUROSEMIDE 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

9 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

10 2
METFORMIN HCL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

11 8
SIMVASTATIN 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

12 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

13 17
AZITHROMYCIN 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

172

patients, 24% of all patients

A 14 46
GLIMEPIRIDE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

14 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

16 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

17 12
DIAZEPAM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

17 75
LORAZEPAM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

19 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

20 21
MELOXICAM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

21 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

22 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

23 11
TRAZODONE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

24 31
OXYCODONE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O 25 99
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

26 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

27 28
CARVEDILOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

27 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

27 45
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

30 120
FENOFIBRATE* 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

30 108
METHADONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 32 177
CLONAZEPAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

33 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

34 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

34 13
CEPHALEXIN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

A 36 53
TRAMADOL HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

O 37 19
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

38 48
ALLOPURINOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

39 29
LYRICA 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

40 63
PROPRANOLOL HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

41 178
FLUOXETINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

43 25
DULOXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

44 32
SERTRALINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

45 20
PREDNISONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

46 37
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

47 72
CLOPIDOGREL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

48 24
PROAIR HFA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

48 52
ESTRADIOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 161
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 4% of all patients

51 76
ATENOLOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

52 26
VENTOLIN HFA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

53 71
ROPINIROLE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 61
KLOR-CON M20 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

54 87
SPIRONOLACTONE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

56 55
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 57 126
DONEPEZIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

57 34
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 56
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

60 107
LEVOFLOXACIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

A 60 74
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

60 79
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 78
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

A 64 117
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A 64 258
SPIRIVA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 80
CRESTOR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

67 57
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

68 381
KLOR-CON M10 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

69 191
SYMBICORT 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 92
TIZANIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 70 69
MIRTAZAPINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 54
BUPROPION HCL SR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

72 149
DICYCLOMINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

74 146
RANITIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 43
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 189
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

77 40
LAMOTRIGINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 160
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

79 42
BUPROPION XL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 103
PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 65
TORSEMIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 123
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

A 83 118
GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

83 62
PROBENECID-COLCHICINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 83 405
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

86 51
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 86 39
ARIPIPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P 86 156
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

89 35
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

90 89
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

90 96
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

92 67
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

92 91
BACLOFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

94 81
MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

95 145
VESICARE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 96 162
NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

96 101
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 April 23, 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.