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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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9,899Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 364 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$660K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 361 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

409 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

43% of this provider’s 409 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 409 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$562K

2014

$679K

2015

$660K

2016

Number of Claims

8,908

2014

9,632

2015

9,899

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 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

74

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
LISINOPRIL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

6 56
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

O 6 7
TRAZODONE HCL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

8 31
METFORMIN HCL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

10 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

11 12
GABAPENTIN 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

12 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

13 13
ALPRAZOLAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

14 16
TRAMADOL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

O 15 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

16 17
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

17 48
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

18 30
CLONAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

19 44
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 20 77
FUROSEMIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

21 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

22 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

23 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

23 15
BACLOFEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

23 81
LACTULOSE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 26 176
LEVETIRACETAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 27 97
SERTRALINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 20
MELOXICAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 27
SIMVASTATIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

30 6
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

A 31 90
RANITIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 43
AZITHROMYCIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

A 33 46
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

34 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

35 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 35 85
TOPIRAMATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 37 133
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

38 45
LEVOFLOXACIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

A 39 74
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

39 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

41 18
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 5% of all patients

41 224
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

43 35
BENAZEPRIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

44 84
FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

44 38
ATENOLOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 68
NYSTATIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

48 106
LORAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 49 36
NEXIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 50 128
ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

50 29
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

52 78
AMOXICILLIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

A 53 111
TRANSDERM-SCOP 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 53 320
DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

55 32
CARBAMAZEPINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 55 226
DIAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 57 75
VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

57 88
GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

57 33
VIMPAT 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 60 283
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 May 28, 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.