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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,479Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 236 providers in this state and specialty

$599K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 236 providers in this state and specialty

355 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

0% of this provider’s 298 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

33% of this provider’s 355 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 355 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 30%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 4.


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

$515K

2014

$553K

2015

$599K

2016

Number of Claims

8,883

2014

8,927

2015

8,479

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 402

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

2 6
METFORMIN HCL 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

3 13
LISINOPRIL 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

61

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

5 7
FUROSEMIDE 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

6 14
GABAPENTIN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

7 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

8 19
TRAMADOL HCL 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

O 9 12
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

10 78
SIMVASTATIN 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

11 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

O 12 1
CLOPIDOGREL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

13 17
ALLOPURINOL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

14 49
MELOXICAM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

15 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

16 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

17 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

18 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

18 42
SERTRALINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

20 40
TIZANIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

21 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

21 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

23 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

24 29
JANUVIA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

24 108
CARVEDILOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

26 25
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

26 35
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 26 62
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

29 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

30 112
FLUOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

31 55
CLONIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

32 121
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 33 72
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

34 77
WARFARIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 35 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 36 47
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

36 90
FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 38 143
SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 39 102
LORAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 40 56
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 41 152
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 Oct. 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.