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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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15,484Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 116 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$891K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 173 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

313 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

18% of this provider’s 239 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

50% of this provider’s 313 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 313 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% 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

49 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

$565K

2014

$790K

2015

$891K

2016

Number of Claims

9,963

2014

15,565

2015

15,484

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
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 577

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

61

patients, 19% of all patients

1 77
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 570

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

68

patients, 22% of all patients

O 2 7
TRAZODONE HCL 445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

3 31
OMEPRAZOLE 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

78

patients, 25% of all patients

4 5
NAMENDA XR 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

4 50
GABAPENTIN 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

6 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

53

patients, 17% of all patients

7 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

8 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

53

patients, 17% of all patients

9 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

10 17
FUROSEMIDE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

11 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

12 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

P 13 68
DONEPEZIL HCL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

14 34
LAMOTRIGINE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

15 160
OLANZAPINE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

P 16 125
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

17 15
LISINOPRIL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

18 3
DULOXETINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

19 32
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

20 121
MIRTAZAPINE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

21 54
WARFARIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

22 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

23 30
METFORMIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

24 8
CLOPIDOGREL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

25 24
LEVETIRACETAM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

26 97
TAMSULOSIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

27 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

28 18
ONDANSETRON HCL* 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

29 148
SERTRALINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

30 20
CARVEDILOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

31 23
RISPERIDONE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

P 31 95
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

33 39
LEVOFLOXACIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

61

patients, 19% of all patients

A 34 74
CLONAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

35 44
PAROXETINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

36 65
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

A 37 90
GALANTAMINE HBR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

<11 37 355
LANTUS 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 39 73
FAMOTIDINE* 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

40 60
LORAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

41 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

42 66
SEROQUEL XR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 43 272
TRAMADOL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 O 44 19
BUSPIRONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 45 85
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

45 147
PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

47 37
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

48 56
BUDESONIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

49 229
IBUPROFEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

50 105
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 51 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 51 72
HYDRALAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 51 83
BUMETANIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

54 130
SIMVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 55 6
FENTANYL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 O 55 94
BACLOFEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 57 81
ALPRAZOLAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 58 16
ROPINIROLE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 58 61
NYSTATIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

60 106
LACTULOSE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 61 176
NUEDEXTA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 62 166
MEMANTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

63 82
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 63 11
SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 65 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 66 13
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 67 129
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 68 113
OXCARBAZEPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 69 303
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 70 93
RISPERDAL CONSTA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P 70 293
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 70 67
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 June 29, 2016.
  • 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.