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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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14,939Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 127 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 120 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

621 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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 562 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

28% of this provider’s 621 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 621 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

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$703K

2014

$1.01M

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

10,884

2014

14,126

2015

14,939

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 962

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

897

prescriptions.

180

patients, 29% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 754

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

714

prescriptions.

159

patients, 26% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

118

patients, 19% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

113

patients, 18% of all patients

4 5
SIMVASTATIN 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

113

patients, 18% of all patients

5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

6 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

O 7 7
GABAPENTIN 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

8 10
METFORMIN HCL ER 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

9 41
FUROSEMIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

10 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

11 28
TRAMADOL HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

O 12 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

13 14
ALPRAZOLAM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

14 16
METFORMIN HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

15 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

16 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

17 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

18 21
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

19 102
MELOXICAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

20 27
SERTRALINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

20 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

22 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

23 25
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

24 48
DULOXETINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

25 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

25 13
TRAZODONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

27 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

28 45
ATENOLOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

29 26
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 78
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

31 35
BUSPIRONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

32 85
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

33 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

33 11
CLOPIDOGREL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

35 24
PREDNISONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

35 37
FLUOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

37 38
SYNTHROID 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

38 49
ROPINIROLE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 61
LOVASTATIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 58
GLIMEPIRIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 33
TIZANIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 69
LORAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 36
ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

44 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

45 18
FENTANYL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 45 94
KLOR-CON M20 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

47 87
CLONIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 67
AZITHROMYCIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

A 49 46
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 50 68
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 51
CARVEDILOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 39
CLONAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 44
PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 65
LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 56 63
CRESTOR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 57
PROAIR HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

58 52
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 40
CARTIA XT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 168
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 72
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 93
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 62
BUPROPION XL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 103
NABUMETONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 208
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 Oct. 15, 2013.
  • 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.