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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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19,073Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 60 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 63 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

670 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

4% of this provider’s 603 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

46% of this provider’s 670 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 670 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$1.13M

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1.21M

2016

Number of Claims

18,226

2014

19,037

2015

19,073

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 943

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

855

prescriptions.

146

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 748

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

135

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 684

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

129

patients, 19% of all patients

3 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

4 17
SIMVASTATIN 485

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

5 6
METFORMIN HCL 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

6 8
FUROSEMIDE 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

7 9
OMEPRAZOLE 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

9 4
NAMENDA XR 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

10 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

11 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

O 12 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

13 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

14 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

15 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

15 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

17 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

18 34
TRAMADOL HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

O 19 19
CEPHALEXIN 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

A 20 53
SERTRALINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

20 20
GABAPENTIN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

22 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

23 18
CLONAZEPAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

24 44
CARVEDILOL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

25 23
CLOPIDOGREL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

26 24
FAMOTIDINE* 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

27 60
MELOXICAM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

28 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

29 12
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

30 120
TORSEMIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

31 123
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

32 25
JANUVIA 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 59
ALLOPURINOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

34 29
DULOXETINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

35 32
GLIPIZIDE ER 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

36 112
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

37 13
LEVOFLOXACIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

A 37 74
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 42
RANITIDINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

41 45
CHLORTHALIDONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

42 158
ATENOLOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

44 30
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

45 56
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

46 40
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

46 39
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

48 107
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

49 51
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

50 48
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

51 11
ELIQUIS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 114
LORAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

53 36
RISPERIDONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 54 95
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

55 79
INVOKANA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 169
AZITHROMYCIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

A 56 46
KLOR-CON 10 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 193
SYMBICORT 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 92
MIRTAZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

61 35
TRAZODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 31
SYNTHROID 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 49
ZETIA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 100
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 64 86
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 66 203
XARELTO 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 67 98
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 68 47
ONDANSETRON HCL* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

68 148
PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

68 37
FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 91
LYRICA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 71 63
VALSARTAN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 88
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 74 66
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 75 68
FLUCONAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

75 142
BYSTOLIC 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 75 109
EXELON 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 78 293
CLONIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 67
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 57
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A 79 117
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

82 129
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 55
DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 83 122
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

85 64
CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 110
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 87 116
DALIRESP 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 87 251
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

87 38
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

90 78
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A 90 90
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 July 1, 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.