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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,913Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 446 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$516K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 551 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

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

18% 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

22% of this provider’s 525 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 525 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$234K

2014

$499K

2015

$516K

2016

Number of Claims

4,026

2014

8,811

2015

8,913

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 597

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

123

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 575

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

89

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 416

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

94

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
SIMVASTATIN 364

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

4 6
METFORMIN HCL 357

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 322

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

6 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

7 11
OMEPRAZOLE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

9 15
FUROSEMIDE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

10 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

11 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

12 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

13 17
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

14 78
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

15 25
SERTRALINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

16 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

17 38
BENAZEPRIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

18 84
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

19 40
GABAPENTIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

19 10
CLOPIDOGREL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

21 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

21 21
ATENOLOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

23 26
GLIPIZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

24 62
ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

25 29
JANUVIA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 26 59
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

27 13
ADVAIR DISKUS 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 64
MELOXICAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 27
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 30 144
TRAMADOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 31 19
CRESTOR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 57
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

33 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

34 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

35 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 38 22
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 40 67
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 March 12, 2018.
  • 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.