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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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17,311Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 82 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$710K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 298 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

755 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% 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

2% of this provider’s 611 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

48% of this provider’s 755 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 755 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$41 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

$787K

2014

$806K

2015

$710K

2016

Number of Claims

18,043

2014

18,008

2015

17,311

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,233

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

222

patients, 29% of all patients

O 1 7
ALPRAZOLAM 677

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

2 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 612

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
SIMVASTATIN 555

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 482

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
FUROSEMIDE 472

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

6 9
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

7 120
ATENOLOL 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

8 26
METFORMIN HCL 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

10 4
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

11 104
MELOXICAM 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

12 27
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

13 48
LISINOPRIL 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

14 3
PREDNISONE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

128

patients, 17% of all patients

15 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

16 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

17 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

18 22
CLOPIDOGREL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

19 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

20 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

20 18
CARVEDILOL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

22 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

23 21
LEVOFLOXACIN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

A 24 74
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

A 24 90
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

A 26 70
GABAPENTIN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

27 10
ALLOPURINOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

28 29
TRAMADOL HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 19
CLONIDINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

30 67
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

31 14
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

A 32 118
PROAIR HFA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

33 52
PAROXETINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

33 65
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

35 15
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 172
CEPHALEXIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

A 37 53
TEMAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

38 135
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 12
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

40 51
VENTOLIN HFA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

40 71
GLIMEPIRIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

42 33
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 43 47
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

44 107
SUCRALFATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

45 173
KLOR-CON 10 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

45 193
AZITHROMYCIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

A 47 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

48 11
PROMETHAZINE VC 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

10 49 376
MUPIROCIN* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

49 222
GLIPIZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 38
DULOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 32
PROMETHAZINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

53 137
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 79
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

56 220
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

57 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 55
LORAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 36
DIAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 75
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 66
DONEPEZIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

62 34
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 39
KLOR-CON M10 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

63 191
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 65 197
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 66 30
LEVETIRACETAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 66 97
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 68 63
LANSOPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 198
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 70 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

70 64
VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 73 88
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 Feb. 25, 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.