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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Dermatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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2,023Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 115 providers in this state and specialty

$637K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 115 providers in this state and specialty

561 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% 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

0% of this provider’s 468 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

16% of this provider’s 561 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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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 14%.

Prescription Price

$315 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $197 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

4 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 3.


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

$243K

2014

$514K

2015

$637K

2016

Number of Claims

1,591

2014

1,942

2015

2,023

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
KETOCONAZOLE 197

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

1 3
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 187

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
FLUOCINONIDE 148

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

3 6
FLUOROURACIL 138

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

122

patients, 22% of all patients

4 7
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 134

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

5 1
MINOCYCLINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

A 6 9
PREDNISONE 86

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

7 16
HYDROCORTISONE 85

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

8 5
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 74

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

9 36
METHOTREXATE 63

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

10 14
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 60

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

A 11 10
AMMONIUM LACTATE 57

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

12 23
CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE 55

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

A 13 21
DESONIDE 52

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

14 31
HUMIRA PEN 50

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 15 26
VALACYCLOVIR 50

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

15 32
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 Nov. 4, 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.