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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,726Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$1.84M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

917 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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 777 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

31% of this provider’s 917 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 917 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$81 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$1.66M

2014

$1.64M

2015

$1.84M

2016

Number of Claims

22,519

2014

21,967

2015

22,726

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 1,179

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

971

prescriptions.

275

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 632

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

2 9
LISINOPRIL 625

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

153

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

O 4 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 529

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

5 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

6 22
CARVEDILOL 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

7 23
OMEPRAZOLE 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

9 4
ALPRAZOLAM 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

10 16
GABAPENTIN 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

11 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

12 14
METFORMIN HCL 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

13 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

14 2
SIMVASTATIN 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

15 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

16 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

17 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

18 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

19 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

20 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

21 30
LORAZEPAM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

22 36
TRAMADOL HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

O 23 19
CLOPIDOGREL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

24 24
NAMENDA XR 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

25 50
GLIMEPIRIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

26 33
DULOXETINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

27 32
FENTANYL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

O 28 94
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

A 29 90
TAMSULOSIN HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

30 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

31 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

P 32 68
CITALOPRAM HBR 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

33 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

34 66
SERTRALINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

35 20
MELOXICAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

36 27
SYMBICORT 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

37 92
FLUCONAZOLE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

38 142
INVOKANA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

39 169
ALLOPURINOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

40 29
HYDRALAZINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

41 83
DONEPEZIL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

42 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

42 55
SPIRIVA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

44 80
FAMOTIDINE* 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

44 60
DIAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

46 75
PREDNISONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

47 37
ROPINIROLE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 61
KLOR-CON M20 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

49 87
ELIQUIS 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

49 114
PROAIR HFA 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

51 52
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 197
TOPIRAMATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 133
RANITIDINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

54 43
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 55 126
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A 56 70
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

57 93
OXYCODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 58 99
ADVAIR DISKUS 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 64
SYNTHROID 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

58 49
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

61 45
CLONAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

61 44
JANUVIA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

63 59
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

64 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

65 35
AZITHROMYCIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

A 65 46
NEXIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 128
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

68 40
DALIRESP 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

68 251
CEPHALEXIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A 70 53
ZETIA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

71 100
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

71 76
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

73 89
BUPROPION HCL SR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 149
CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

75 57
VENTOLIN HFA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

75 71
DIGOXIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

77 122
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 77 47
VOLTAREN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

79 200
TRAZODONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

80 31
TORSEMIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 123
LANTUS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 73
FINASTERIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

80 91
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O 84 240
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

84 56
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

86 121
ATENOLOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

86 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

88 25
LEVOFLOXACIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

A 89 74
AMOXICILLIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

A 90 111
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

91 356
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

A 91 117
MEMANTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

93 82
FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

94 108
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

A 95 163
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

95 143
VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 88
NITROSTAT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

98 365
HUMALOG 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

99 127
BACLOFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 99 81
LINZESS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 99 202
MIRTAZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

102 54
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

103 137
ESTRADIOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 103 161
NYSTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

103 106
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

106 84
BUSPIRONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

107 85
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

107 42
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

107 116
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 April 25, 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.