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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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13,779Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 162 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$952K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 144 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

330 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

6% of this provider’s 218 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

50% of this provider’s 330 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 330 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% 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

42 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

$619K

2014

$740K

2015

$952K

2016

Number of Claims

9,098

2014

10,929

2015

13,779

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 602

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

68

patients, 21% of all patients

O 1 7
FUROSEMIDE 481

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

78

patients, 24% of all patients

2 9
OMEPRAZOLE 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

98

patients, 30% of all patients

3 5
GABAPENTIN 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

69

patients, 21% of all patients

4 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

54

patients, 16% of all patients

5 1
METFORMIN HCL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

7 4
SPIRONOLACTONE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

8 55
CLONAZEPAM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

9 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

10 28
SIMVASTATIN 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

11 6
LYRICA 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

12 63
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

13 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

14 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

15 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

16 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

17 12
LISINOPRIL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

18 3
FINASTERIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

19 91
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

O 20 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

20 17
PREDNISONE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

22 37
ALPRAZOLAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

22 16
AMOXICILLIN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

75

patients, 23% of all patients

A 24 111
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

25 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

26 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

26 38
LORAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

28 36
TRAMADOL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

O 29 19
ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

29 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

31 18
TRAZODONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

31 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

33 14
OXYCODONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 O 34 99
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

35 30
NUEDEXTA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

36 166
ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

37 29
CLOPIDOGREL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

38 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

P 39 68
ONDANSETRON HCL* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

40 148
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

41 13
FAMOTIDINE* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

42 60
CARVEDILOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

43 23
SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

44 20
LEVOFLOXACIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

A 45 74
PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

46 52
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

47 25
DIAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 48 75
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

A 48 118
JANUVIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

50 59
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 50 344
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

50 11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 50 159
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

54 40
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

55 39
HUMALOG 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

56 127
METHOTREXATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 57 282
SYNTHROID 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 58 49
MEMANTINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 59 82
BUPROPION XL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 60 103
SUCRALFATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

60 173
PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 62 65
TERBINAFINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

62 416
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

64 76
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

65 71
XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 66 98
BUSPIRONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 66 85
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 10, 2015.
  • 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.