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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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11,421Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 272 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$928K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 155 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

693 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

8% of this provider’s 693 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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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

$81 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$816K

2014

$911K

2015

$928K

2016

Number of Claims

12,845

2014

12,473

2015

11,421

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 648

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

148

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 453

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
METFORMIN HCL 450

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

3 8
OMEPRAZOLE 442

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

115

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

6 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

7 2
SIMVASTATIN 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

8 6
FUROSEMIDE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

9 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

10 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

11 14
GABAPENTIN 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

12 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

12 22
ATENOLOL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

14 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

15 30
MELOXICAM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

16 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

17 18
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

18 79
CARVEDILOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

19 23
CLOPIDOGREL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

20 24
TRAZODONE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

21 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

21 17
GEMFIBROZIL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

23 141
SERTRALINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

24 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

25 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

26 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

27 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

28 25
BUSPIRONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

29 85
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 39
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

32 51
ALLOPURINOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

33 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 28
ROPINIROLE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

36 61
MEMANTINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 36 82
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

38 66
PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

39 37
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 104
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

41 129
FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 38
RALOXIFENE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 131
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 64
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 93
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

46 89
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 46 83
DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 122
TRULICITY 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 243
PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 52
CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 57
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 58
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 Feb. 3, 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.