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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,811Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$1.84M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

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

58% 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

7% of this provider’s 869 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

31% of this provider’s 971 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 971 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$1.7M

2014

$1.72M

2015

$1.84M

2016

Number of Claims

32,872

2014

30,849

2015

31,811

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,886

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,831

prescriptions.

192

patients, 20% of all patients

1 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,146

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,068

prescriptions.

173

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 902

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

155

patients, 16% of all patients

O 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 899

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

803

prescriptions.

142

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 749

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 744

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

6 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 699

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

7 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 682

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

8 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 667

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

9 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 612

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

10 34
CARVEDILOL 566

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

11 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

12 14
NAMENDA XR 533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

12 50
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

14 30
GABAPENTIN 476

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

15 10
SERTRALINE HCL 446

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

16 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 438

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

17 15
CLOPIDOGREL 426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

18 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

18 13
LORAZEPAM 391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

20 36
ALPRAZOLAM 373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

21 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

22 77
TAMSULOSIN HCL 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

23 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

24 18
METFORMIN HCL 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

25 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

26 12
TRAZODONE HCL 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

27 31
TRAMADOL HCL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

O 28 19
LEVEMIR 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

29 132
FAMOTIDINE* 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

30 60
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

31 66
CITALOPRAM HBR 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

32 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

33 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

34 11
SIMVASTATIN 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

35 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

P 36 68
DULOXETINE HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

37 32
ATENOLOL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

38 26
CEFUROXIME 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

A 39 165
GLIMEPIRIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

40 33
AZITHROMYCIN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

A 41 46
JANUVIA 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

42 59
ROPINIROLE HCL 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

43 61
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

44 153
MELOXICAM 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

45 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

46 55
METFORMIN HCL ER 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

46 41
METHADONE HCL 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 48 177
PREDNISONE 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

48 37
LANTUS 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 73
NOVOLOG 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

51 134
ALLOPURINOL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

52 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

53 56
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

54 72
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

55 144
DIGOXIN 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

56 122
PAROXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

56 65
CLONAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

58 44
BUMETANIDE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

58 130
CEPHALEXIN 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

A 58 53
RANITIDINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

61 43
MIRTAZAPINE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

62 54
AMOXICILLIN 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

A 63 111
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 119
RESTASIS 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

65 260
KLOR-CON M20 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

65 87
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

67 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

68 113
ZETIA 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 100
METOLAZONE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 194
MECLIZINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

71 145
OLANZAPINE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 72 125
NYSTATIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

73 106
PROMETHAZINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

74 137
TERAZOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 154
LATANOPROST 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

75 171
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 75 47
MEMANTINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 82
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

79 35
HUMALOG 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

80 127
BUSPIRONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

81 85
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

82 76
LYRICA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

82 63
NUEDEXTA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 84 166
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

84 93
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

84 96
FLUOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

87 38
VALSARTAN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

88 88
HYDRALAZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

88 83
FENTANYL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 O 90 94
FINASTERIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

91 91
RISPERIDONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 91 95
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

93 40
BACLOFEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

93 81
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

95 242
KLOR-CON M10 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

96 191
GLIPIZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

96 62
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

98 25
SPIRIVA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

99 80
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

99 121
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

101 42
GLIPIZIDE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

102 112
LOPERAMIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

103 187
LEVETIRACETAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 103 97
LOVASTATIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

103 58
TORSEMIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

103 123
BREO ELLIPTA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 103 201
LEVOFLOXACIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

A 103 74
DILTIAZEM HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 109 218
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

110 51
PROAIR HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

111 52
ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

112 64
RANEXA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 113 252
TEMAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

113 135
LEVORPHANOL TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 O 10 115 408
SYNTHROID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

115 49
SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 117 92
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 117 213
AMIODARONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 119 170
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

120 84
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. 19, 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.