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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,864Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$2.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

1,479 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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

2% of this provider’s 1,399 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

43% of this provider’s 1,479 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 1,479 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

$97 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

$2.36M

2014

$2.49M

2015

$2.52M

2016

Number of Claims

24,025

2014

24,977

2015

25,864

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 845

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

840

prescriptions.

221

patients, 15% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 808

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

803

prescriptions.

238

patients, 16% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 804

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

780

prescriptions.

225

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
MELOXICAM 659

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

243

patients, 16% of all patients

4 27
OMEPRAZOLE 621

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

180

patients, 12% of all patients

5 5
SIMVASTATIN 615

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

176

patients, 12% of all patients

6 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 581

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

187

patients, 13% of all patients

O 7 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 572

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

180

patients, 12% of all patients

8 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 530

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

153

patients, 10% of all patients

9 15
PREDNISONE 498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

291

patients, 20% of all patients

10 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

135

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
TRAMADOL HCL 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

137

patients, 9% of all patients

O 12 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

123

patients, 8% of all patients

13 12
CLOPIDOGREL 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

107

patients, 7% of all patients

14 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

129

patients, 9% of all patients

15 39
LORAZEPAM 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

78

patients, 5% of all patients

16 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

91

patients, 6% of all patients

17 45
TOPROL XL 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

103

patients, 7% of all patients

10 18 151
GABAPENTIN 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

98

patients, 7% of all patients

19 10
SYNTHROID 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

100

patients, 7% of all patients

20 49
METFORMIN HCL ER 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

94

patients, 6% of all patients

21 41
FUROSEMIDE 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

108

patients, 7% of all patients

22 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

146

patients, 10% of all patients

23 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

89

patients, 6% of all patients

24 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

94

patients, 6% of all patients

25 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

26 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

85

patients, 6% of all patients

27 14
CEPHALEXIN 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

206

patients, 14% of all patients

A 28 53
DONEPEZIL HCL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

29 34
JANUVIA 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

30 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

88

patients, 6% of all patients

31 21
DULOXETINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

32 32
ALLOPURINOL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

33 29
AZITHROMYCIN 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

185

patients, 13% of all patients

A 33 46
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

35 72
SERTRALINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

36 20
ALPRAZOLAM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

37 16
METFORMIN HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

38 8
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

145

patients, 10% of all patients

A 39 70
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

40 40
ATENOLOL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

41 26
CARVEDILOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

42 23
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

43 89
ELIQUIS 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

43 114
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

45 157
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

46 78
CITALOPRAM HBR 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

46 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

48 42
FENOFIBRATE* 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

49 108
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

50 18
BUSPIRONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

50 85
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

119

patients, 8% of all patients

52 107
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

53 25
LEVOFLOXACIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

119

patients, 8% of all patients

A 54 74
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

55 17
CLONIDINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

56 67
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

57 66
SPIRIVA 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

58 80
CLONAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

59 44
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

60 51
CRESTOR 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

60 57
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

62 86
ROPINIROLE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

63 61
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

99

patients, 7% of all patients

A 64 118
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

65 93
NAMENDA XR 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

65 50
ZETIA 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

65 100
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

84

patients, 6% of all patients

A 68 90
GLIPIZIDE XL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

68 199
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

70 144
TIZANIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

71 69
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

72 48
HYDRALAZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

73 83
LYRICA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

74 63
GLIPIZIDE ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

75 112
SYMBICORT 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

76 92
CELECOXIB 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

77 110
PROAIR HFA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

78 52
ADVAIR DISKUS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

79 64
GLIMEPIRIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

80 33
MIRTAZAPINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

81 54
FLUOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

81 38
MECLIZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

83 145
BENICAR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

84 211
NYSTATIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

85 106
XARELTO 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

85 98
PAROXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

87 65
VERAPAMIL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

87 167
BYSTOLIC 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

87 109
TORSEMIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

90 123
ARIPIPRAZOLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 90 156
KLOR-CON M20 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

90 87
TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

93 31
FLUCONAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

94 142
RALOXIFENE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

95 131
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

96 76
LOVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

96 58
VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

98 71
NAPROXEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

99 101
RANITIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

100 43
VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

101 88
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

O 102 47
VALACYCLOVIR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

103 348
FENTANYL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O 103 94
RAMIPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

105 136
TERAZOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 154
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

107 79
DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

107 75
TEMAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

109 135
CARTIA XT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

109 168
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 9, 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.