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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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10,889Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 299 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$596K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 429 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

481 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

42% of this provider’s 481 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 481 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$583K

2014

$587K

2015

$596K

2016

Number of Claims

9,980

2014

10,696

2015

10,889

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 528

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

121

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 486

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
FUROSEMIDE 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

4 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

6 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

7 12
METFORMIN HCL 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

8 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

9 13
ATENOLOL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

10 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

11 17
SIMVASTATIN 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

12 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

13 18
PREDNISONE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

98

patients, 20% of all patients

14 37
CARVEDILOL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

14 23
RANITIDINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

16 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

17 11
CLOPIDOGREL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

18 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

19 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

20 21
MELOXICAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

21 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

22 33
LEVOFLOXACIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

A 23 74
TRAMADOL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 24 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

25 35
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

26 48
SPIRONOLACTONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

27 55
SYMBICORT 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 92
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

28 102
ALLOPURINOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

30 29
NAMENDA XR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 31 50
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

32 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

32 25
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

34 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 34
LORAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

36 36
SERTRALINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

38 40
GABAPENTIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

38 10
TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 38
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 72
MECLIZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 145
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 79
SUCRALFATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

46 173
CRESTOR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

46 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

46 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 66
JANUVIA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 59
CELECOXIB 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 110
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 14
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 113
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

A 53 117
KLOR-CON 10 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 193
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 Nov. 3, 2009.
  • 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.