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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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19,358Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 58 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$992K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

491 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

5% of this provider’s 420 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

38% of this provider’s 491 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 491 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$815K

2014

$910K

2015

$992K

2016

Number of Claims

17,804

2014

19,050

2015

19,358

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
FUROSEMIDE 762

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

97

patients, 20% of all patients

1 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 672

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

104

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 592

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

3 17
LISINOPRIL 558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

93

patients, 19% of all patients

4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 557

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

87

patients, 18% of all patients

5 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 539

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

6 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

7 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

8 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

O 9 7
METFORMIN HCL 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

10 8
GABAPENTIN 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

11 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

12 30
SIMVASTATIN 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

13 6
LORAZEPAM 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

14 36
FAMOTIDINE* 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

15 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

16 15
ALLOPURINOL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

17 29
SERTRALINE HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

18 20
CARVEDILOL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

19 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

20 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

21 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

22 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

23 13
MELOXICAM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

24 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

25 12
DIGOXIN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 122
BUSPIRONE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

27 85
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

28 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

29 18
ALPRAZOLAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

30 16
CLOPIDOGREL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

31 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

32 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

34 21
ATENOLOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

35 26
CRESTOR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

36 57
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

<11 37 147
TRAMADOL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O 38 19
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

39 78
NAMENDA XR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

<11 40 50
SYNTHROID 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

41 49
LYRICA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 42 63
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 40
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 51
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 45 47
ROPINIROLE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

46 61
GEMFIBROZIL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 141
FLUOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 38
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

49 153
TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

50 31
SUCRALFATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 51 173
PREDNISONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

52 37
VENTOLIN HFA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

52 71
VALSARTAN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 88
OLANZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 P 55 125
BACLOFEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 56 81
LANTUS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 73
MIRTAZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

58 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 59 55
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

60 25
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 48
DULOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 62 32
RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 63 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

63 66
LOPERAMIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

65 187
CLONAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 66 44
RAMIPRIL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

66 136
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 66 76
BYSTOLIC 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 69 109
GLIMEPIRIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

69 33
PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 69 65
XARELTO 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 72 98
TIZANIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 72 69
FENOFIBRATE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 72 116
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 42
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 76 93
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 P 77 68
SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 77 80
AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

A 79 46
IBUPROFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 80 105
AMOXICILLIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

A 81 111
ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 81 100
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 83 121
LEVOFLOXACIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

A 83 74
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 Dec. 12, 2017.
  • 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.