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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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7,630Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 587 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$582K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 447 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

545 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

12% of this provider’s 545 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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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

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$1.03M

2014

$714K

2015

$582K

2016

Number of Claims

14,402

2014

10,226

2015

7,630

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 404

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 334

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 305

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 300

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

5 12
CARVEDILOL 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

6 23
SIMVASTATIN 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

7 6
FUROSEMIDE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

8 9
BENAZEPRIL HCL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

9 84
METFORMIN HCL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

10 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

11 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

12 17
GABAPENTIN 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

13 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

14 22
LISINOPRIL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

15 3
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

16 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

17 18
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

17 39
ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

19 29
CLOPIDOGREL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

20 24
MELOXICAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

21 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

22 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

23 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

23 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

25 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

26 14
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

27 51
CRESTOR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 57
SERTRALINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

28 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 28 34
ELIQUIS 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 31 114
CELECOXIB 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 110
GLIMEPIRIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

33 33
ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

34 26
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 52
FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 116
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 Sept. 23, 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.