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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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12,084Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 234 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$567K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 465 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

608 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

24% of this provider’s 608 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 608 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$717K

2014

$603K

2015

$567K

2016

Number of Claims

14,585

2014

13,274

2015

12,084

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 487

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

121

patients, 20% of all patients

1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 483

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 481

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 465

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

110

patients, 18% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 453

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

113

patients, 19% of all patients

5 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

6 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

7 33
FUROSEMIDE 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

8 9
SIMVASTATIN 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

9 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

10 25
ALPRAZOLAM 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

11 16
METFORMIN HCL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

12 8
ATENOLOL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

13 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

14 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

15 38
METFORMIN HCL ER 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

16 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

17 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

18 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

18 72
GEMFIBROZIL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

20 141
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

21 12
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

22 124
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

23 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

24 18
BACLOFEN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

25 81
CLONAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 44
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

27 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

28 35
GABAPENTIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

29 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

30 42
TRAZODONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

31 31
CLOPIDOGREL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

32 24
ALLOPURINOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 29
CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

34 23
PREDNISONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

34 37
PROAIR HFA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

36 52
JANUVIA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

37 59
SERTRALINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

O 40 7
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 113
ROPINIROLE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 61
SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 55
MELOXICAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

44 27
FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 108
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 45
VENTOLIN HFA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

46 71
LANTUS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 73
CLONIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 64
TRAMADOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 51 19
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

A 51 117
CITALOPRAM HBR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 39
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 48
LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 55 36
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 22, 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.