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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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13,673Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 166 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 62 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

775 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

2% of this provider’s 690 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

29% of this provider’s 775 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 775 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$89 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$1.12M

2014

$1.07M

2015

$1.22M

2016

Number of Claims

12,729

2014

12,401

2015

13,673

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 743

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

694

prescriptions.

168

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
SYNTHROID 503

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

2 49
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

O 3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
METFORMIN HCL 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

5 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

6 12
LISINOPRIL 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

7 3
OMEPRAZOLE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
CARVEDILOL 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

9 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

10 1
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

O 11 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

12 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

13 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

14 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

15 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

16 14
TORSEMIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

17 123
GABAPENTIN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

18 10
ALLOPURINOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

19 29
SIMVASTATIN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

20 6
BENAZEPRIL HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

21 84
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

22 11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

23 39
MELOXICAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

23 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

23 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

26 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

27 45
DULOXETINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

28 32
HYDRALAZINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

28 83
GLIMEPIRIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

30 33
LORAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

30 36
FUROSEMIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

32 9
MIRTAZAPINE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

33 54
WARFARIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

34 22
METFORMIN HCL ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

35 41
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

A 36 117
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

37 40
PREDNISONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

38 37
CLOPIDOGREL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

39 24
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

40 51
ZETIA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 100
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

42 107
SERTRALINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

43 20
PROAIR HFA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

44 52
ALPRAZOLAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

46 35
ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 61
JANUVIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 59
AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 49 46
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 155
CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

51 57
LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 52 63
FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

53 91
BUPROPION XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

53 103
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 55 90
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 38
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 O 57 126
FENTANYL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 O 57 94
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 May 26, 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.