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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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10,662Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 311 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$752K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 257 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

443 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

30% of this provider’s 443 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 443 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$71 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

$660K

2014

$789K

2015

$752K

2016

Number of Claims

11,252

2014

12,557

2015

10,662

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
LISINOPRIL 373

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

O 4 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

5 2
SIMVASTATIN 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

6 6
GABAPENTIN 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

7 10
FUROSEMIDE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

9 14
ALPRAZOLAM 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

10 16
OMEPRAZOLE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

11 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

12 12
METFORMIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

13 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

14 13
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O 15 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

16 15
CLOPIDOGREL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

17 24
PROAIR HFA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

18 52
CARVEDILOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

19 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

20 30
SERTRALINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

21 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

22 22
TRAMADOL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

O 22 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 42
METHADONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O 25 177
DONEPEZIL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

26 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

27 18
DULOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 32
TIZANIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 69
PREDNISONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

30 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

31 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

32 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

33 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 28
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 35 126
ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 29
METFORMIN HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

37 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

38 45
CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

38 44
LYRICA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 63
TAMSULOSIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 21
AZITHROMYCIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

A 42 46
RANITIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 43 43
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 44 64
XARELTO 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 44 98
MECLIZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

46 145
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

46 79
DIAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 48 75
SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

49 55
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 50 88
LORAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 36
ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 52 61
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 53 66
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

53 78
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 June 25, 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.