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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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7,687Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 82 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

$400K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 108 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

491 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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 Idaho
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

18% of this provider’s 491 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 491 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$404K

2014

$401K

2015

$400K

2016

Number of Claims

7,770

2014

7,706

2015

7,687

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 357

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 342

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

102

patients, 21% of all patients

2 4
SIMVASTATIN 290

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

5 6
LISINOPRIL 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
TRAZODONE HCL 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

7 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

9 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

10 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 11 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

12 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

13 14
TRAMADOL HCL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

O 14 16
GABAPENTIN 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

15 9
METFORMIN HCL ER 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

16 23
METFORMIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

17 8
ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

18 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

19 17
FUROSEMIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

20 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

21 48
ALPRAZOLAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

22 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

23 34
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

23 52
GLIMEPIRIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

25 40
RANITIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

26 37
BUPROPION HCL SR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

27 99
WARFARIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 15
ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

30 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 19
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

32 50
TEMAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

33 106
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

35 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 33
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. 19, 2012.
  • 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.