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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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14,756Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 135 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$893K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 172 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

581 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

7% of this provider’s 500 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

36% of this provider’s 581 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 581 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

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$810K

2014

$838K

2015

$893K

2016

Number of Claims

13,314

2014

13,658

2015

14,756

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 655

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

138

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 552

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

110

patients, 19% of all patients

2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

O 4 7
METFORMIN HCL 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

6 8
SIMVASTATIN 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

7 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

8 18
LISINOPRIL 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

9 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

10 12
GABAPENTIN 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

11 10
FUROSEMIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

12 9
CLOPIDOGREL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

13 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

14 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

15 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

16 15
LORAZEPAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

17 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

17 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

17 13
TRAZODONE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

20 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

21 39
ALPRAZOLAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

22 16
PREDNISONE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

23 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

23 17
ALLOPURINOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

25 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

26 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

27 40
MELOXICAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

28 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

29 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

30 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

31 30
ATENOLOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

32 26
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

32 175
CLONAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 44
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 79
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

36 66
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 212
FLUOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 38
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 119
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

40 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 40 68
CITALOPRAM HBR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

43 83
RISPERIDONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 44 95
DIAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 75
GEMFIBROZIL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 141
RANITIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

47 43
LEVOFLOXACIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

A 48 74
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

48 124
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

50 78
SERTRALINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 20
ROPINIROLE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 52 61
DONEPEZIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 34
ESTRADIOL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 161
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

55 25
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

56 107
LAMOTRIGINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 56 160
KLOR-CON M20 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 87
DULOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 72
PROMETHAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 137
LANSOPRAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

61 198
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

63 56
TEMAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 135
MIRTAZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 54
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 66 206
PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

67 52
SPIRIVA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 80
CEFUROXIME 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A 69 165
BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 69 81
ZETIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 100
TRAMADOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 72 19
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 72 47
CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 57
CARVEDILOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 74 23
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 244
LINZESS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 77 202
COLESTIPOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

77 228
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 84
AZITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 80 46
TIZANIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

81 69
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 96
VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 71
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.