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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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12,580Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 208 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$546K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 487 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

564 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

34% of this provider’s 564 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 564 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$795K

2014

$581K

2015

$546K

2016

Number of Claims

17,981

2014

13,711

2015

12,580

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 699

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

121

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 510

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

O 2 7
FUROSEMIDE 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

3 9
SIMVASTATIN 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

4 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

5 14
LISINOPRIL 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
OMEPRAZOLE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

7 5
ALLOPURINOL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

8 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

9 13
CLOPIDOGREL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

10 24
RANITIDINE HCL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

11 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

12 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

13 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

14 18
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

15 48
ATENOLOL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

16 26
DULOXETINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

17 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

18 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

19 4
CARVEDILOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

20 23
MELOXICAM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

21 27
GABAPENTIN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

22 10
METFORMIN HCL ER 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

23 41
GLIPIZIDE ER 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

24 112
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

25 2
TAMSULOSIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

27 28
ALPRAZOLAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

28 16
GLIPIZIDE XL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

29 199
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 45
METFORMIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

31 8
CEPHALEXIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

A 32 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

33 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

34 11
MIRTAZAPINE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

35 54
TRAMADOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

O 36 19
TIZANIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

37 69
SERTRALINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

38 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 66
CLONAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 25
LORAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

42 36
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 104
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 40
PREDNISONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

44 37
SYNTHROID 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 46 49
TRAZODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 31
MECLIZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 145
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

48 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 50 34
LYRICA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 51 63
CLONIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 67
LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 73
NAPROXEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

54 101
FAMOTIDINE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 54 60
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 56 72
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 38
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 Aug. 18, 2010.
  • 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.