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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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5,887Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 874 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$298K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1061 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

317 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

0% of this provider’s 175 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

47% of this provider’s 317 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$308K

2014

$298K

2015

$298K

2016

Number of Claims

6,754

2014

6,312

2015

5,887

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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 288

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

58

patients, 18% of all patients

1 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 260

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

3 25
METFORMIN HCL 237

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

4 8
OMEPRAZOLE 231

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
LISINOPRIL 215

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

6 3
SIMVASTATIN 211

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

8 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

9 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

10 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

11 14
FUROSEMIDE 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

12 9
FENOFIBRATE* 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

13 116
HYDRALAZINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

14 83
GEMFIBROZIL 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

15 141
GLIMEPIRIDE 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

16 33
PROAIR HFA 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

17 52
CLOPIDOGREL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

18 24
CRESTOR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

19 57
FAMOTIDINE* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

20 60
SYMBICORT 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

21 92
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

22 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

23 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 24 40
CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

24 67
CEPHALEXIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

A 24 53
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 18
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 28 296
VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 6% of all patients

29 71
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 30 39
LEVOFLOXACIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

A 31 74
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 32 21
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 21, 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.