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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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14,757Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 134 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$3.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

821 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

0% of this provider’s 657 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

8% of this provider’s 821 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 821 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

41% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$241 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$2.53M

2014

$3.13M

2015

$3.55M

2016

Number of Claims

12,976

2014

14,229

2015

14,757

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
GLIMEPIRIDE 1,182

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

979

prescriptions.

272

patients, 33% of all patients

1 33
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 886

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

708

prescriptions.

145

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 873

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

202

patients, 25% of all patients

10 3 51
LANTUS 758

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

147

patients, 18% of all patients

4 73
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 757

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

199

patients, 24% of all patients

10 5 143
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 603

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

181

patients, 22% of all patients

6 89
METFORMIN HCL 600

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

7 8
HUMALOG 537

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

10 8 127
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 535

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

9 13
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

10 10 129
SIMVASTATIN 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

11 6
NOVOLIN N 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

10 12 257
NOVOLOG 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

13 134
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

14 12
LISINOPRIL 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

15 3
GABAPENTIN 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

16 10
METFORMIN HCL ER 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

17 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

18 2
INSULIN SYRINGE* 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

19 245
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

20 4
INSULIN SYRINGE* 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

21 310
NOVOLIN R 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

22 313
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

23 11
HUMULIN N 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

24 301
FUROSEMIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

25 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

26 28
DULOXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

27 32
JANUVIA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

28 59
FENOFIBRATE* 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

29 192
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

30 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

31 25
INSULIN SYRINGE* 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

32 375
HUMULIN N KWIKPEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

33 377
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 78
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

35 17
FENOFIBRATE* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 116
ZETIA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

37 100
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

38 219
OMEPRAZOLE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

39 5
CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 39 23
VALSARTAN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 41 88
FENOFIBRATE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

42 108
ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 29
GEMFIBROZIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 141
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

46 30
HUMULIN R 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

47 325
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 38
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 18, 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.