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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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9,903Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 362 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$644K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 375 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

221 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

45% of this provider’s 221 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 221 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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

$599K

2014

$642K

2015

$644K

2016

Number of Claims

7,015

2014

7,578

2015

9,903

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 798

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

70

patients, 32% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 667

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

61

patients, 28% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 390

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

36

patients, 16% of all patients

4 12
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 15% of all patients

5 39
MELOXICAM 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

6 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

7 56
INVOKANA 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 8 169
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

9 4
AMITIZA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 10 180
SERTRALINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

10 20
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 6% of all patients

12 224
VALSARTAN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 12 88
TAMSULOSIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

14 21
CELECOXIB 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 15 110
FENOFIBRATE* 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 15 116
SPIRONOLACTONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

15 55
FUROSEMIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

18 9
GABAPENTIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

19 10
NEXIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 19 128
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

21 15
BACLOFEN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 22 81
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 22 40
TIZANIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

24 69
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

25 17
XARELTO 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 26 98
RANITIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 27 43
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 27 203
SIMVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

29 6
IRBESARTAN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

30 140
TRADJENTA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 31 138
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

O 32 7
FAMOTIDINE* 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 33 60
CARVEDILOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 34 23
CLOPIDOGREL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 35 24
METFORMIN HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

36 41
CALCITRIOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 36 269
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

38 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 39 64
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 39 155
ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 41 26
KETOCONAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 42 236
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 43 18
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

A 43 90
DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 45 32
ALLOPURINOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 46 29
LORAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

47 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 48 14
CARBAMAZEPINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 48 226
MIRTAZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 48 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

51 45
LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 51 63
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 19, 2017.
  • 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.