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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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14,835Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 130 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$767K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 245 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

634 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

4% of this provider’s 559 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

43% of this provider’s 634 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 634 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

$52 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

$865K

2014

$846K

2015

$767K

2016

Number of Claims

16,070

2014

15,832

2015

14,835

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 628

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 592

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

2 9
OMEPRAZOLE 513

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

6 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

O 7 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

8 22
SIMVASTATIN 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

9 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

10 15
GABAPENTIN 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

11 10
TRAMADOL HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

O 12 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

13 13
SERTRALINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

13 20
METFORMIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

15 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

16 18
LORAZEPAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

17 36
ALPRAZOLAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

18 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

19 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

19 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

21 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

22 28
AZITHROMYCIN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

A 23 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

24 12
ALLOPURINOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

24 29
DIAZEPAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

26 75
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

27 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

28 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

29 34
MIRTAZAPINE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

30 54
ATENOLOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

31 26
CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

33 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

34 33
TRAZODONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

35 31
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 36 47
VALSARTAN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 88
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

38 107
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

39 56
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

A 40 90
NAMENDA XR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 50
DICYCLOMINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

42 146
PREDNISONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

42 37
TIZANIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 69
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 51
MELOXICAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 27
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

A 47 117
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 96
KLOR-CON M10 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 191
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

51 30
VENTOLIN HFA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 71
CARVEDILOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

52 23
NYSTATIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

54 106
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 42
ELIQUIS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 55 114
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 57 159
SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

58 55
CEPHALEXIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

A 58 53
FLUCONAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

58 142
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 113
NAPROXEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 101
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

61 39
LOVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 58
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

61 86
IBUPROFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 105
COUMADIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 67 314
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 83
CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

67 57
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 P 70 68
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 91
SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

70 80
CLONAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

70 44
DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 32
BUPROPION HCL SR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 74 149
RISPERIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P 74 95
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

74 45
ONDANSETRON HCL* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

74 148
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 Jan. 9, 2013.
  • 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.