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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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13,890Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 160 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 105 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

349 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53% 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

9% of this provider’s 185 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

63% of this provider’s 349 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

51% of this provider’s 349 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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

$1.02M

2014

$1.06M

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

13,808

2014

14,602

2015

13,890

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 560

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

75

patients, 21% of all patients

O 1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

86

patients, 25% of all patients

2 5
PREDNISONE 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

191

patients, 55% of all patients

3 37
GABAPENTIN 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

90

patients, 26% of all patients

4 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

75

patients, 21% of all patients

5 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

85

patients, 24% of all patients

6 2
METHADONE HCL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

O 7 177
DULOXETINE HCL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

8 32
BUSPIRONE HCL 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

9 85
FUROSEMIDE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

65

patients, 19% of all patients

10 9
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

O 11 126
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

12 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

O 13 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

14 18
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

73

patients, 21% of all patients

15 39
ALPRAZOLAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

16 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

17 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

18 14
CLONIDINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

19 67
LISINOPRIL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

20 3
METFORMIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

21 8
TRAMADOL HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

O 22 19
TRAZODONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

23 31
CLOPIDOGREL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

24 24
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

102

patients, 29% of all patients

A 25 90
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

26 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

27 22
FENOFIBRATE* 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

28 108
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

28 42
HYDRALAZINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

30 83
TOPIRAMATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 8% of all patients

31 133
IBUPROFEN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

32 105
SIMVASTATIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

33 6
RISPERIDONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

P 34 95
CEPHALEXIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

71

patients, 20% of all patients

A 35 53
LEVOFLOXACIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

69

patients, 20% of all patients

A 36 74
SERTRALINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

37 20
PROAIR HFA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

38 52
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

39 40
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

39 4
CRESTOR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

39 57
NAMENDA XR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11 42 50
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

43 17
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

43 79
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

45 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

46 21
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

47 76
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

48 66
BACLOFEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

49 81
ROPINIROLE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

50 61
MELOXICAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

51 27
TIZANIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 6% of all patients

52 69
PAROXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

53 65
CLONAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

54 44
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

55 175
SYMBICORT 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

56 92
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

56 244
RANITIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

58 43
LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

59 63
FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

59 38
BUMETANIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

61 130
PROMETHAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 8% of all patients

62 137
BUTRANS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

O 63 270
SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

64 80
CITALOPRAM HBR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

64 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

66 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

66 55
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

68 150
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 69 235
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

69 11
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

71 296
MECLIZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

71 145
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

73 56
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

A 74 70
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 75 189
LINZESS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

75 202
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

75 116
FLUCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

75 142
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. 14, 2014.
  • 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.