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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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13,165Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 181 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$807K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 223 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

787 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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 787 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 787 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$61 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

$1.12M

2014

$1.02M

2015

$807K

2016

Number of Claims

16,775

2014

16,766

2015

13,165

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 500

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 496

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

O 4 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

5 2
FUROSEMIDE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

6 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

7 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

8 12
ALPRAZOLAM 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

9 16
SIMVASTATIN 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

10 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

11 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

12 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

13 21
CLOPIDOGREL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

14 24
ATENOLOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

15 26
PREDNISONE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

16 37
CLONAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

17 44
LISINOPRIL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

17 3
MELOXICAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

19 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

20 40
METFORMIN HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

21 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

22 14
SPIRONOLACTONE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

23 55
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

24 17
CRESTOR 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

25 57
LORAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

26 36
CARVEDILOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

26 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

26 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

29 22
ALLOPURINOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

30 29
GABAPENTIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

31 10
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

32 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

33 45
TRAMADOL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

O 34 19
SERTRALINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

35 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

36 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 38
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

38 230
TRAZODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

38 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 28
QUINAPRIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

41 196
METHADONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 42 177
DULOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 32
BYSTOLIC 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 109
DIGOXIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 122
OXYCODONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 46 99
AMOXICILLIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A 47 111
RALOXIFENE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 131
GLIPIZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 62
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 39
SYNTHROID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 51 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 34
NEXIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 53 128
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 54 47
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 O 55 126
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 55 70
NAMENDA XR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 57 50
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 84
AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A 58 46
KLOR-CON M20 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 60 87
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 51
PROAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 52
METFORMIN HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 41
DIAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 75
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 89
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. 1, 2016.
  • 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.