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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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10,037Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 352 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$863K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 188 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

474 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

6% 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

23% of this provider’s 474 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 474 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$86 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$780K

2014

$777K

2015

$863K

2016

Number of Claims

8,680

2014

9,006

2015

10,037

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 672

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

132

patients, 28% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 489

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

112

patients, 24% of all patients

2 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 395

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

97

patients, 20% of all patients

3 11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

4 84
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

5 13
OMEPRAZOLE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
METFORMIN HCL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

7 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

8 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

9 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

10 15
SIMVASTATIN 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

11 6
CARVEDILOL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

12 23
SYNTHROID 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

13 49
LISINOPRIL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

14 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

15 28
FUROSEMIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

16 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

17 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

O 18 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

19 33
ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

20 29
DULOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

21 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

22 14
MELOXICAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

23 27
SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

24 20
IRBESARTAN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

25 140
GABAPENTIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

26 10
CLOPIDOGREL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

27 24
JANUVIA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

28 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

29 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

31 42
CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 57
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 115
FENOFIBRATE* 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

34 108
ZETIA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 100
SPIRONOLACTONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

34 55
TRAMADOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 37 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 38
NAMENDA XR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

38 50
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

40 30
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 266
DONEPEZIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 34
BYSTOLIC 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 109
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 124
VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 88
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

46 39
CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 67
PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

48 37
TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 31
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 58
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. 21, 2014.
  • 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.