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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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15,521Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 114 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 87 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

737 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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 549 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

37% of this provider’s 737 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 737 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

$71 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

$897K

2014

$952K

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

13,939

2014

13,615

2015

15,521

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 695

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

182

patients, 25% of all patients

O 1 7
LISINOPRIL 498

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

124

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
GABAPENTIN 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

3 10
FUROSEMIDE 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

4 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

5 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

6 2
METFORMIN HCL 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

7 8
ALPRAZOLAM 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

8 16
SIMVASTATIN 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

9 6
RANITIDINE HCL 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

10 43
OMEPRAZOLE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

11 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

12 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

13 4
NAMENDA XR 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

14 50
CLOPIDOGREL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

15 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

16 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

17 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

18 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

19 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

O 20 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

21 15
LORAZEPAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

22 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

23 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

24 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

25 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

26 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

27 45
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

28 77
PREDNISONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

29 37
TRAZODONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

29 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

31 56
MIRTAZAPINE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

32 54
LANTUS 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

33 73
MELOXICAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

34 27
PAROXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

34 65
VENTOLIN HFA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

36 71
ALLOPURINOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

37 29
CEPHALEXIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

A 38 53
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

39 11
DIAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

40 75
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 41 126
SERTRALINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

42 20
SPIRONOLACTONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 55
DULOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

44 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

45 38
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 39
TORSEMIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

46 123
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

48 139
LYRICA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 63
AMITIZA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 50 180
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

50 51
ROPINIROLE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 61
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 93
TIZANIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

54 69
CARVEDILOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

55 23
PROAIR HFA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

55 52
TRAMADOL HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O 57 19
AZITHROMYCIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A 58 46
BYSTOLIC 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 109
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

A 59 118
ATENOLOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

61 26
NYSTOP 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

61 174
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A 63 70
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 40
KLOR-CON M20 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

65 87
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

66 89
IBUPROFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

67 105
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 42
ELIQUIS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 68 114
AMIODARONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

70 170
HUMALOG 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

71 127
ONDANSETRON ODT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

71 284
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

71 25
RIVASTIGMINE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 71 214
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

A 75 90
ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 76 64
METHOTREXATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 76 282
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

78 175
BACLOFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 81
EXELON 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 80 293
RISPERIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 80 95
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

80 129
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

83 238
SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

83 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 Oct. 11, 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.