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LEE ROCK MD

401 PHALEN BLVD - MS 41103F HEALTHPARTNERS SPECIALTY CENTER 401

St. paul | Minnesota | 55130

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,035Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 93 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$394K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 324 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

388 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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 Minnesota
lower than average

Antipsychotics

14% of this provider’s 367 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

16% of this provider’s 388 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 388 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$467K

2014

$362K

2015

$394K

2016

Number of Claims

9,252

2014

9,446

2015

10,035

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 483

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 475

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

74

patients, 19% of all patients

2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 370

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

4 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

6 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

7 9
PAROXETINE HCL 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

8 61
TRAZODONE HCL 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

8 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

10 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

11 16
GABAPENTIN 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

12 12
SIMVASTATIN 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

13 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

14 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

15 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

16 80
RANITIDINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

17 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

18 10
CLOPIDOGREL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

19 32
MIRTAZAPINE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

20 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

21 20
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

22 36
DULOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

22 43
METFORMIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

24 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

25 14
PREDNISONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

25 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

P 27 47
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

28 56
OLANZAPINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P 29 83
SERTRALINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

30 18
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

31 157
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 27
RISPERIDONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 32 71
CARVEDILOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

32 40
LOPERAMIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

35 135
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 36 51
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 36 192
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 89
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 39 142
DONEPEZIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

40 34
NYSTATIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

41 102
ATENOLOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 13
BACLOFEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 43 81
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 Aug. 22, 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.