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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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16,008Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 105 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$761K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 250 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

545 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

2% of this provider’s 458 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

47% of this provider’s 545 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 545 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

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$712K

2014

$742K

2015

$761K

2016

Number of Claims

14,336

2014

14,558

2015

16,008

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 956

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

810

prescriptions.

176

patients, 32% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 679

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

150

patients, 28% of all patients

2 3
METFORMIN HCL ER 674

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

152

patients, 28% of all patients

3 41
FUROSEMIDE 494

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

97

patients, 18% of all patients

4 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

5 22
ALLOPURINOL 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

97

patients, 18% of all patients

6 29
CARVEDILOL 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

7 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

8 4
GABAPENTIN 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

9 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

10 14
TRAMADOL HCL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

O 11 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

12 12
OMEPRAZOLE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

13 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

O 14 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

15 17
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

16 93
SPIRONOLACTONE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

16 55
SIMVASTATIN 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

18 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

19 15
ALPRAZOLAM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

20 16
SERTRALINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

21 20
LORAZEPAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

22 36
PREDNISONE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

22 37
BUSPIRONE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

24 85
AZITHROMYCIN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

103

patients, 19% of all patients

A 25 46
METFORMIN HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

26 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

27 34
FAMOTIDINE* 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

28 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

29 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

30 2
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

31 96
BACLOFEN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

32 81
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

33 56
FENTANYL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 34 94
TRAZODONE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

34 31
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

A 36 70
RANITIDINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

37 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

37 18
ACARBOSE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

39 292
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 42
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

A 41 90
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 147
MELOXICAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

43 27
MIRTAZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

44 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 39
CLOPIDOGREL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

48 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

50 33
JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 59
VESICARE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 52 162
OLANZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 P 53 125
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

54 215
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 66
LEVOFLOXACIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

A 54 74
CILOSTAZOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 57 264
PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 65
PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

59 52
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

60 139
HYDRALAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 83
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

62 121
KLOR-CON M10 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 191
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 64 150
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 65 91
ATENOLOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

65 26
LOVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

67 58
BUPROPION HCL SR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 68 149
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. 30, 2007.
  • 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.