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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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17,155Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 84 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$715K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 292 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

474 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

15% of this provider’s 399 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

39% of this provider’s 474 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 474 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$754K

2014

$760K

2015

$715K

2016

Number of Claims

16,839

2014

16,679

2015

17,155

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
FUROSEMIDE 945

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

798

prescriptions.

115

patients, 24% of all patients

1 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 669

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

90

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 553

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

87

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

93

patients, 20% of all patients

4 5
GABAPENTIN 445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

5 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

O 6 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

7 17
RANITIDINE HCL 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

8 43
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

9 4
SERTRALINE HCL 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

10 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

11 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

12 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

13 77
TRAMADOL HCL 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

O 14 19
CARVEDILOL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

15 23
TRAZODONE HCL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

16 31
RISPERIDONE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

P 17 95
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

18 14
MIRTAZAPINE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

19 54
METFORMIN HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

20 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

21 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

21 2
LORAZEPAM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

23 36
PREDNISONE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

24 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

25 15
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

26 56
CEPHALEXIN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

A 27 53
CLONAZEPAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

28 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

29 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

30 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

P 31 68
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

A 31 90
ALLOPURINOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

33 29
CLOPIDOGREL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

34 24
SIMVASTATIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

35 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 28
METOLAZONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

37 194
ROPINIROLE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

37 61
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

39 66
ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

41 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O 42 47
DULOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 32
ALPRAZOLAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

44 16
MELOXICAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

45 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

46 39
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

47 121
GLIPIZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

48 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 179
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 50 119
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 12
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

52 51
AZITHROMYCIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

A 53 46
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 54 72
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 55 30
ARIPIPRAZOLE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 56 156
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 93
SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

58 55
LOPERAMIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

59 187
TERAZOSIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

60 154
BACLOFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

61 81
OLANZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P 62 125
LEVETIRACETAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 63 97
NYSTATIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

63 106
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

65 153
VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

66 71
MORPHINE SULFATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 66 339
LACTULOSE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 66 176
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

69 129
MEMANTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 70 82
FENTANYL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 70 94
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

72 350
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

72 52
DIAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

74 75
XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 74 98
BUSPIRONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 76 85
DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 77 122
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 77 144
NITROFURANTOIN* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

A 77 274
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 77 67
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 Jan. 21, 2011.
  • 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.