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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,174Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 152 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$897K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 169 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

543 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

3% of this provider’s 470 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

33% of this provider’s 543 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 543 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$823K

2014

$869K

2015

$897K

2016

Number of Claims

12,490

2014

12,975

2015

14,174

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
FUROSEMIDE 595

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

1 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

3 4
SIMVASTATIN 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

5 5
LISINOPRIL 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

6 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

7 2
METFORMIN HCL 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

8 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

9 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

10 18
SERTRALINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

11 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

12 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

13 14
NAMENDA XR 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

14 50
MELOXICAM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

15 27
CLOPIDOGREL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

16 24
TRAMADOL HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

O 17 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

18 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

19 15
GABAPENTIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

20 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

21 34
BUSPIRONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

22 85
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

O 23 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

24 11
CARVEDILOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

25 23
LEVOFLOXACIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

A 26 74
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

27 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 45
LYRICA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

28 63
ROPINIROLE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

30 61
FLUOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 38
DULOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 32
CRESTOR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 57
ALPRAZOLAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 16
FENOFIBRATE* 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 108
ATENOLOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 39
ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 30
MEMANTINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 40 82
MIRTAZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

40 54
FENTANYL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 40 94
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 150
CLONAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 44 44
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

45 102
VESICARE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 46 162
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 78
SEROQUEL XR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 P 48 272
SYMBICORT 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

48 92
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 66
PAROXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 65
NEXIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 52 128
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

52 107
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 48
DEXILANT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 54 182
TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 31
AZELASTINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

57 319
ELIQUIS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 57 114
CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 67
GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

60 62
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

62 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 64 47
CEPHALEXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

A 64 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 66 42
LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

67 36
AZILECT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 68 419
AMITIZA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 68 180
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 P 70 68
ARIPIPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 71 156
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A 71 46
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 73 96
NABUMETONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 208
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

75 35
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 76 84
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 76 119
BYSTOLIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 76 109
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 76 104
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

76 56
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 Aug. 10, 2011.
  • 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.