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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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12,390Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 215 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$996K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 128 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

753 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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 677 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

23% of this provider’s 753 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 753 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$998K

2014

$952K

2015

$996K

2016

Number of Claims

11,448

2014

11,570

2015

12,390

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 722

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

148

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 593

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

144

patients, 19% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 462

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
SIMVASTATIN 413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

5 5
TRAMADOL HCL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

O 6 19
METFORMIN HCL ER 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

7 41
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

8 1
FLUOXETINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

9 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

10 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

11 21
ALPRAZOLAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

12 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

13 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

14 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

15 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

O 16 7
GABAPENTIN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

17 10
CARVEDILOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

18 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

19 11
SYNTHROID 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

20 49
MELOXICAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

21 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

22 13
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

23 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

24 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

25 45
METFORMIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

26 8
LORAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

26 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

28 42
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

29 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

30 17
DULOXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

30 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

32 39
ROPINIROLE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

33 61
SERTRALINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 20
FUROSEMIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

35 9
GLIMEPIRIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 33
CLOPIDOGREL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

37 24
TOPROL XL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

38 151
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 86
MIRTAZAPINE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 54
TRAZODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 31
PROAIR HFA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

41 52
VALSARTAN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

43 88
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 14
FINASTERIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 91
ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

46 26
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 78
ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 29
BUPROPION XL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

49 103
JANUVIA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 59
WARFARIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 22
CLONAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

53 35
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 72
HYDRALAZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

54 83
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

56 89
FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 108
VERAPAMIL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 167
CELECOXIB 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 110
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 266
CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

61 57
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 96
NAPROXEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

63 101
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 115
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 84
SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 92
LOVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 58
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 66
CEPHALEXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A 68 53
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 18, 2016.
  • 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.