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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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11,964Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 243 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$739K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 269 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

758 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

37% of this provider’s 758 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 758 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$883K

2014

$903K

2015

$739K

2016

Number of Claims

14,375

2014

14,476

2015

11,964

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 461

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

O 1 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

4 3
SIMVASTATIN 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

6 5
METFORMIN HCL 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

7 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

8 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

9 22
ALPRAZOLAM 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

10 16
FUROSEMIDE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

11 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

12 12
LORAZEPAM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

13 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

14 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

15 38
MELOXICAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

16 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

17 13
GABAPENTIN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

18 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

19 14
CLONAZEPAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

20 44
ATENOLOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

20 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

22 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

23 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

24 33
TRAZODONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

25 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

26 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

27 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

28 72
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

29 79
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

30 48
CLOPIDOGREL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 24
TEMAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 135
DULOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

32 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

32 18
PROAIR HFA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

32 52
ALLOPURINOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

36 29
CARVEDILOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 23
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

38 113
AZITHROMYCIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

A 38 46
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 76
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

38 25
TIZANIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 69
AMOXICILLIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

A 43 111
SERTRALINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 20
TRAMADOL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O 44 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 42
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 172
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 49 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

50 35
DIAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 75
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 78
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 96
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 102
RANITIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 56 34
KLOR-CON M20 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 87
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 40
LOVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 58
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

60 124
ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 61 61
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 62 80
SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 62 49
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 May 23, 2017.
  • 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.