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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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20,370Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 74 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

882 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

8% of this provider’s 786 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

40% of this provider’s 882 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 882 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

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$1.3M

2014

$1.52M

2015

$1.16M

2016

Number of Claims

20,970

2014

27,404

2015

20,370

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 800

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

724

prescriptions.

182

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 753

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

131

patients, 15% of all patients

2 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 674

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

121

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 544

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

4 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 540

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

115

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

6 17
OMEPRAZOLE 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
LISINOPRIL 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

8 3
NAMENDA XR 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

9 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

10 18
SIMVASTATIN 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

11 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

12 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

13 21
CARVEDILOL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

14 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

15 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

16 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

17 28
CLOPIDOGREL 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

18 24
GABAPENTIN 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

19 10
SERTRALINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

20 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

21 13
DULOXETINE HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

22 32
METFORMIN HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

23 8
TRAZODONE HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

24 31
CEPHALEXIN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

A 25 53
ATENOLOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

26 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

27 12
ELIQUIS 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

28 114
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

29 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

29 77
LANTUS 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

31 73
ALLOPURINOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

32 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

33 38
MIRTAZAPINE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

34 54
FAMOTIDINE* 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

35 60
SPIRONOLACTONE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

36 55
MEMANTINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

37 82
FINASTERIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

38 91
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

39 11
NUEDEXTA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

40 166
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

41 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

42 35
LEVOFLOXACIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

A 43 74
RISPERIDONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

P 43 95
BACLOFEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

45 81
PREDNISONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

46 37
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A 47 163
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

48 56
HUMALOG 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

49 127
RANITIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

49 43
JANUVIA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 59
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

52 39
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

52 96
NOVOLOG 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

54 134
AZITHROMYCIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

A 55 46
MELOXICAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

55 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P 57 68
LEVETIRACETAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

57 97
CEFTRIAXONE* 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A 59 205
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

59 121
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A 61 118
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 40
LEVEMIR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

62 132
NYSTATIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

64 106
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 65 42
LORAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

66 36
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 178
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

68 72
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

68 119
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 83
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

O 71 7
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 66
ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

72 64
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 124
RIVASTIGMINE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 214
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

76 79
TRAMADOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O 77 19
XARELTO 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 77 98
PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

79 65
METFORMIN HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

80 41
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

81 316
OLANZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 81 125
NAMZARIC 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 186
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

84 242
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

85 102
LATANOPROST 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 171
SYNTHROID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

87 49
BUMETANIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

88 130
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 89 113
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 89 86
PROMETHAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

89 137
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. 23, 2009.
  • 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.