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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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11,303Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 279 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$861K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 190 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

520 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

24% of this provider’s 520 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 520 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

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$676K

2014

$787K

2015

$861K

2016

Number of Claims

9,512

2014

10,392

2015

11,303

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 556

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

O 1 7
LISINOPRIL 411

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

3 5
METFORMIN HCL 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

4 8
GABAPENTIN 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

5 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

6 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

7 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

8 1
SIMVASTATIN 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

9 6
ALPRAZOLAM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

10 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

11 2
FUROSEMIDE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

12 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

13 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

14 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

15 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

16 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

17 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

18 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

19 45
DULOXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

20 32
CLONAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

21 44
TRAMADOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 22 19
MELOXICAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

23 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

24 15
CARVEDILOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

25 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

26 14
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

27 51
CLOPIDOGREL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

28 24
TIZANIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 69
SERTRALINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

29 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

31 30
PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

32 37
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 72
GLIPIZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 62
PROAIR HFA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

35 52
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 35 47
JANUVIA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 59
LYRICA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 38 63
ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 29
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 96
TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 28
LORAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 35
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 45 93
ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 46 26
FINASTERIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 91
GLIMEPIRIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 33
DIAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 49 75
PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 65
LEVOFLOXACIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

A 51 74
AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

A 52 46
WARFARIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 22
CRESTOR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 54 57
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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.