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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,313Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 97 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 92 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

400 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

11% of this provider’s 278 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

50% of this provider’s 400 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 400 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

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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

$898K

2014

$927K

2015

$1.09M

2016

Number of Claims

12,718

2014

13,533

2015

16,313

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 586

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

82

patients, 21% of all patients

O 1 7
FUROSEMIDE 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

74

patients, 19% of all patients

2 9
LISINOPRIL 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

83

patients, 21% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

75

patients, 19% of all patients

4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

5 1
GABAPENTIN 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

6 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

7 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

8 4
TRAMADOL HCL 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

O 9 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

10 2
ALPRAZOLAM 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

11 16
MELOXICAM 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

12 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

13 14
METFORMIN HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

14 8
TRAZODONE HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

15 31
CLOPIDOGREL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

16 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

17 34
CLONAZEPAM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

18 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

19 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

20 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

21 18
DULOXETINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

21 32
CARVEDILOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

23 23
SERTRALINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

24 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

25 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

26 77
SIMVASTATIN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

27 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

28 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

29 21
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

30 76
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

30 51
MIRTAZAPINE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

32 54
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

33 12
ATENOLOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

34 26
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

A 35 70
ROPINIROLE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

36 61
LORAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

37 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 38
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

39 72
MEMANTINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

40 82
PAROXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

41 65
BACLOFEN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

42 81
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

43 15
ALLOPURINOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

44 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

44 33
XARELTO 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 44 98
GLIPIZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

47 62
CEFDINIR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

A 48 152
RANITIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

49 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

49 25
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

A 51 90
OXYCODONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 51 99
CITALOPRAM HBR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

53 28
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 54 143
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 54 68
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

56 45
LYRICA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

57 63
PREDNISONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

58 37
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 58 129
VENTOLIN HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

60 71
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

61 96
NAMENDA XR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 62 50
LANTUS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

62 73
FINASTERIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

64 91
LOVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

65 58
BUSPIRONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

66 85
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

A 66 117
RISPERIDONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 68 95
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

68 56
LEVOFLOXACIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

A 68 74
LEVETIRACETAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 68 97
LEVEMIR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 68 132
CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

73 67
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 74 47
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

75 64
HUMALOG 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

76 127
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 76 93
TIZANIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

76 69
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 79 42
PROMETHAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

80 137
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

81 66
SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 82 55
PROAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

82 52
DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 82 75
OLANZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 P 85 125
INVANZ 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 A 86 370
FENTANYL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 O 86 94
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 Nov. 14, 2012.
  • 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.