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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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13,045Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 187 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$705K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 304 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

380 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

39% of this provider’s 380 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 380 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$710K

2014

$698K

2015

$705K

2016

Number of Claims

13,881

2014

13,727

2015

13,045

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 465

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

75

patients, 20% of all patients

O 1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

2 5
LISINOPRIL 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

81

patients, 21% of all patients

3 3
GABAPENTIN 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

4 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
SIMVASTATIN 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

6 6
METFORMIN HCL 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
ATENOLOL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

8 26
FUROSEMIDE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

9 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

10 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

11 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

12 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

13 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

14 14
ALPRAZOLAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

15 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

16 17
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

O 17 47
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

18 79
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

19 11
TIZANIDINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

20 69
FLUOXETINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

21 38
NAPROXEN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

21 101
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

21 35
DIAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

24 75
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

25 51
TRAMADOL HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

O 25 19
MELOXICAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

27 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

28 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

29 28
DULOXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

30 32
RANITIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

31 43
SERTRALINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

32 20
ALLOPURINOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

33 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

33 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

35 34
CLONAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

36 44
LOVASTATIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

37 58
PROAIR HFA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

38 52
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

39 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

40 56
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 5% of all patients

41 76
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

42 18
CARVEDILOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

43 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

44 15
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

44 172
SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

46 55
TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

47 31
PAROXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 65
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 P 48 68
CELECOXIB 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

50 110
PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

51 37
IBUPROFEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

51 105
LORAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

53 36
VENTOLIN HFA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

54 71
SPIRIVA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

54 80
ROPINIROLE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

56 61
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

57 45
LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 58 63
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

59 12
VALSARTAN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 60 88
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 61 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

61 30
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

63 89
BUPROPION HCL SR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 64 149
XARELTO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 64 98
BACLOFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 66 81
DOXEPIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 67 220
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 68 78
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 March 4, 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.