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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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9,780Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 374 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$736K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 274 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

552 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

28% of this provider’s 552 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 552 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$75 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

$583K

2014

$668K

2015

$736K

2016

Number of Claims

7,526

2014

8,418

2015

9,780

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 402

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

98

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN 384

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

4 1
ALPRAZOLAM 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

5 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

O 6 7
OMEPRAZOLE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

7 5
IRBESARTAN 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

8 140
MELOXICAM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

9 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

10 15
VALSARTAN 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

11 88
METFORMIN HCL ER 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

12 41
GABAPENTIN 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

13 10
METFORMIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

14 8
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

15 185
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

16 11
CLOPIDOGREL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

17 24
ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

18 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

19 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

20 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

21 18
TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 22 19
LISINOPRIL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

23 3
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

A 24 117
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

24 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

26 21
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

26 86
SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

28 20
FUROSEMIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

28 9
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 306
BYSTOLIC 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

31 109
FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

32 108
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 14
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 78
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 17
AZOR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 393
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 12
CRESTOR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

38 57
WARFARIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 40 115
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 O 41 126
TELMISARTAN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 42 422
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 40
CARVEDILOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 23
SYNTHROID 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 30
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 Nov. 28, 2012.
  • 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.