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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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10,114Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 349 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$428K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 739 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

478 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

46% of this provider’s 478 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 478 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% 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

21 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

$506K

2014

$476K

2015

$428K

2016

Number of Claims

9,899

2014

9,989

2015

10,114

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 428

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

110

patients, 23% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 358

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
ATENOLOL 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

87

patients, 18% of all patients

3 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

84

patients, 18% of all patients

4 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

84

patients, 18% of all patients

O 5 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

6 22
ALPRAZOLAM 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

7 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

8 13
GABAPENTIN 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

9 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

10 18
LISINOPRIL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

11 3
FUROSEMIDE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

12 9
OMEPRAZOLE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

13 5
LOVASTATIN 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

14 58
AZITHROMYCIN 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

137

patients, 29% of all patients

A 15 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

16 25
METFORMIN HCL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

17 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

18 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

19 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

20 30
GEMFIBROZIL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

21 141
ALLOPURINOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

22 29
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

23 86
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

24 48
LORAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

25 36
SIMVASTATIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

26 6
TRAMADOL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

O 27 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

28 15
CLONIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

29 67
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

30 21
TEMAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

31 135
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 32 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

33 17
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 39
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

35 102
NAPROXEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

35 101
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

37 14
MELOXICAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

38 27
CLONAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

39 44
CLOPIDOGREL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

40 24
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

41 124
FLUOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

42 38
FLUCONAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

42 142
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

A 44 70
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

46 45
TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 47 31
FAMOTIDINE* 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

48 60
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 49 64
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 50 42
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

50 83
MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

52 145
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. 3, 2013.
  • 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.