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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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21,862Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

731 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

4% of this provider’s 625 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

36% of this provider’s 731 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 731 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% 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

30 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

$999K

2014

$1.07M

2015

$1.26M

2016

Number of Claims

18,204

2014

19,440

2015

21,862

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 886

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

708

prescriptions.

155

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 861

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

716

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

2 9
SIMVASTATIN 584

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 580

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

126

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
LISINOPRIL 573

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

126

patients, 17% of all patients

5 3
GABAPENTIN 544

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

6 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

7 17
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

8 39
METFORMIN HCL 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

9 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

10 30
OMEPRAZOLE 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

11 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

12 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

13 34
CARVEDILOL 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

14 23
LORAZEPAM 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

15 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

16 22
SERTRALINE HCL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

17 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

18 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

18 21
NAMENDA XR 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

20 50
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

21 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

22 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

23 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

24 18
CLOPIDOGREL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

25 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

26 12
NUEDEXTA 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

27 166
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

O 28 7
ALLOPURINOL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

29 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

30 28
TRAZODONE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

31 31
ATENOLOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

32 26
SPIRONOLACTONE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

33 55
MELOXICAM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

34 27
DULOXETINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

34 32
JANUVIA 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 59
ALPRAZOLAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

37 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 38 68
LANTUS 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 73
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

40 56
AZITHROMYCIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

A 41 46
SYMBICORT 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

42 92
LAMOTRIGINE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 43 160
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

44 119
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

A 45 90
LEVOFLOXACIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

A 46 74
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

A 47 70
PAROXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 65
PROAIR HFA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

49 52
GLIMEPIRIDE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

50 33
CRESTOR 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

51 57
FENTANYL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 51 94
CLONAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

54 66
LEVETIRACETAM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 97
PREDNISONE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

56 37
FAMOTIDINE* 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

57 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

58 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

59 35
TERAZOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

60 154
RANITIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

61 43
BACLOFEN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 81
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 77
TRAMADOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 64 19
NYSTATIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

65 106
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

66 42
CEPHALEXIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

A 67 53
CLOZAPINE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 68 204
CEFTRIAXONE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

A 69 205
FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 116
BUMETANIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 130
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 45
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

A 74 118
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 76
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 75 129
GLIPIZIDE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

77 112
VENTOLIN HFA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

78 71
XARELTO 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 78 98
GLIPIZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

80 62
ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

81 64
ROPINIROLE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 82 61
RISPERIDONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 82 95
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 72
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 48
ONDANSETRON HCL* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

85 148
LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 87 63
HUMALOG 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 127
LACTULOSE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 89 176
BENICAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 90 211
VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 91 88
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

92 143
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

92 89
KLOR-CON 10 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

94 193
VOLTAREN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

94 200
RAMIPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 96 136
ELIQUIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

97 114
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 21, 2011.
  • 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.