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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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8,447Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 497 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$542K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 498 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

684 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

26% of this provider’s 684 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 684 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

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$534K

2014

$516K

2015

$542K

2016

Number of Claims

6,798

2014

7,583

2015

8,447

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 381

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 338

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

3 3
SIMVASTATIN 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

5 4
METFORMIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

6 8
OMEPRAZOLE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

7 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

8 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

9 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

10 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

11 11
SYNTHROID 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

12 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

13 28
MELOXICAM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

14 27
CLOPIDOGREL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

15 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

16 45
GABAPENTIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

17 10
DULOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

18 32
TRAMADOL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

O 18 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

20 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

21 14
SERTRALINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

22 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

23 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

24 12
FUROSEMIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

25 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O 26 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

27 33
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

27 86
SPIRIVA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

29 80
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

A 30 118
ALPRAZOLAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

32 40
LORAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 36
BYSTOLIC 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

34 109
DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 34
TOPROL XL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

35 151
ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 29
CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 38 44
PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 65
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

40 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 35
CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 43 23
TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

44 31
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. 13, 2015.
  • 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.