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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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13,386Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 173 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$836K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 199 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

664 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

40% of this provider’s 664 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 664 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$62 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

$857K

2014

$849K

2015

$836K

2016

Number of Claims

12,460

2014

12,743

2015

13,386

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 619

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 577

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

115

patients, 17% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 539

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
SIMVASTATIN 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

5 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

5 12
TRAMADOL HCL 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

O 7 19
METFORMIN HCL 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

8 8
OMEPRAZOLE 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

9 5
FUROSEMIDE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

10 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

O 11 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

12 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

13 11
ALPRAZOLAM 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

14 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

15 15
MELOXICAM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

16 27
ALLOPURINOL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

17 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

18 34
GABAPENTIN 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

19 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

20 13
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

21 40
METFORMIN HCL ER 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

22 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

23 14
BENAZEPRIL HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

24 84
CLONAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

25 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

25 22
CARVEDILOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

27 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

28 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 25
ATENOLOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

30 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

31 30
SERTRALINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

32 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

33 42
CELECOXIB 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 110
CITALOPRAM HBR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

35 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 39
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

37 86
DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 18
DICYCLOMINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

40 146
VALSARTAN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 88
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

43 35
CLOPIDOGREL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 24
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 48
FENOFIBRATE* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 108
ZETIA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 100
BYSTOLIC 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 109
RANITIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 38
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 76
AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

A 51 46
CEPHALEXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A 53 53
SYNTHROID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 54 49
TRAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

55 31
CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 57
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 64
TEMAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 135
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 Sept. 7, 2012.
  • 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.