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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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10,207Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 340 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$699K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 310 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

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

33% 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

20% of this provider’s 693 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 693 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

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$783K

2014

$654K

2015

$699K

2016

Number of Claims

13,410

2014

9,995

2015

10,207

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 670

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

172

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 429

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

O 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

4 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

5 13
LISINOPRIL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

6 3
CARVEDILOL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

6 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

8 2
SIMVASTATIN 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

9 6
FUROSEMIDE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

10 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

11 12
METFORMIN HCL ER 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

12 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

13 15
METFORMIN HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

14 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

15 11
ALPRAZOLAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

16 16
RANITIDINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

17 43
SERTRALINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

18 20
ATENOLOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

19 26
GABAPENTIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

20 10
SPIRONOLACTONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

21 55
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

21 17
DULOXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

23 32
CLOPIDOGREL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

24 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

25 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

26 40
TRAZODONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

27 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

28 28
TRAMADOL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 29 19
SYNTHROID 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

30 49
ALLOPURINOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

30 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

32 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

33 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

34 35
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

35 89
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

36 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

36 21
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 78
NYSTATIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

39 106
FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 38
TRADJENTA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 138
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

42 39
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 93
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 51
ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 61
DONEPEZIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 46 34
MELOXICAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 27
BENAZEPRIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 84
ELIQUIS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 49 114
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

50 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 22
GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 62
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 48
LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 36
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 March 11, 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.