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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,824Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 715 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$443K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 705 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

327 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

32% of this provider’s 327 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 327 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$517K

2014

$464K

2015

$443K

2016

Number of Claims

7,268

2014

6,754

2015

6,824

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 380

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

63

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 344

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

77

patients, 24% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 309

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

74

patients, 23% of all patients

3 2
CARVEDILOL 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

4 23
METFORMIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
FUROSEMIDE 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

7 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

8 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

9 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

10 15
SIMVASTATIN 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

11 6
LOVASTATIN 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

12 58
VALSARTAN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

13 88
TRAMADOL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

O 14 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

14 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

16 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

17 12
GABAPENTIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

18 10
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

19 86
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

O 19 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

21 13
CRESTOR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

21 57
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

21 25
ROPINIROLE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 24 61
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

25 14
CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

26 24
ALPRAZOLAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

27 16
ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

28 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

29 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 30 17
SPIRIVA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 31 80
TRAZODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

31 31
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

33 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

34 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

35 28
GLIPIZIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

36 112
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

37 102
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 Sept. 13, 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.