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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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6,648Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 64 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$300K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 85 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

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

39% 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 North Dakota
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

20% of this provider’s 259 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 259 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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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

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$287K

2014

$338K

2015

$300K

2016

Number of Claims

6,041

2014

6,524

2015

6,648

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
SIMVASTATIN 406

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

58

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 398

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

57

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 379

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

56

patients, 22% of all patients

3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 311

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

46

patients, 18% of all patients

4 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

5 8
LISINOPRIL 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

6 4
OMEPRAZOLE 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

36

patients, 14% of all patients

7 6
FUROSEMIDE 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

8 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

36

patients, 14% of all patients

9 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

10 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

11 13
METFORMIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

12 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

13 29
SERTRALINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
GABAPENTIN 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

15 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

16 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

17 10
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

18 53
TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

18 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

20 52
ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

20 20
LACTULOSE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 22 144
DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 23 42
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 23 75
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

25 34
CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 26 40
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 27 58
TRAMADOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

O 28 18
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 8, 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.