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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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12,099Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 231 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$647K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 372 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

715 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

32% of this provider’s 715 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 715 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$542K

2014

$639K

2015

$647K

2016

Number of Claims

8,990

2014

11,306

2015

12,099

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 772

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

184

patients, 26% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN 545

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

141

patients, 20% of all patients

2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 515

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

O 4 7
ALPRAZOLAM 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

5 16
LISINOPRIL 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
METFORMIN HCL 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

7 8
OMEPRAZOLE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

8 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

9 4
ATENOLOL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

10 26
GEMFIBROZIL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

11 141
WARFARIN SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

12 22
TRAMADOL HCL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O 13 19
GABAPENTIN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

14 10
FUROSEMIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

15 9
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

16 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

17 25
MELOXICAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

18 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

19 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

20 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

21 14
GLIPIZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

22 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

23 21
CLONAZEPAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

24 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

25 28
SYNTHROID 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

25 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

27 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

28 12
CEPHALEXIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

A 29 53
SERTRALINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

31 38
CLOPIDOGREL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

32 24
LORAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 36
ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

34 29
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

35 86
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

35 15
ZETIA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

37 100
LANSOPRAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 198
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

39 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

40 35
CARVEDILOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

41 23
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

42 238
DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

42 32
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

A 44 70
LYRICA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 63
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

46 13
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 40
VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 88
LEVOFLOXACIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 49 74
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

50 57
TRAZODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

51 31
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 51 51
BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

53 81
FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 108
PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

55 37
KLOR-CON M20 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 87
DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 75
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 Oct. 8, 2013.
  • 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.