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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,124Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 39 providers in this state and specialty

$555K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 39 providers in this state and specialty

608 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

7% of this provider’s 426 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Antibiotics

25% of this provider’s 608 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 608 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $96 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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

$234K

2014

$413K

2015

$555K

2016

Number of Claims

3,914

2014

7,281

2015

9,124

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 358

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

1 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

4 1
GABAPENTIN 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

5 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

6 10
FUROSEMIDE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

7 4
METFORMIN HCL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
OMEPRAZOLE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

9 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

O 10 7
TRAZODONE HCL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

11 27
CARVEDILOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

12 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

13 23
DULOXETINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

13 30
CLOPIDOGREL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

15 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

15 24
SERTRALINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

17 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

18 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

18 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

20 32
SIMVASTATIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

21 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

22 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

23 14
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

24 89
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

A 24 79
MELOXICAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

27 12
BACLOFEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 51
RANITIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

29 29
MIRTAZAPINE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

30 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

30 17
LEVETIRACETAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 48
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 16
RISPERIDONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 34 38
PROAIR HFA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

34 56
SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 94
ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

38 34
ALPRAZOLAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

38 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 50
TIZANIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 87
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

40 52
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 36
ROPINIROLE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 44
CEPHALEXIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A 45 57
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 85
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 128
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 176
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 50 49
TRAMADOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 50 15
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. 20, 2015.
  • 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.