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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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9,961Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 45 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$355K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 94 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

362 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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 South Dakota
lower than average

Antipsychotics

5% of this provider’s 296 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

22% of this provider’s 362 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 362 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$373K

2014

$398K

2015

$355K

2016

Number of Claims

8,793

2014

11,345

2015

9,961

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 547

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

O 1 16
FUROSEMIDE 407

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

69

patients, 19% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 407

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 394

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
LISINOPRIL 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

5 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

6 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

7 8
TRAMADOL HCL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

O 8 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

9 7
SIMVASTATIN 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

10 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

11 20
FENTANYL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

O 12 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

13 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

14 13
LORAZEPAM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

15 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

16 29
ATENOLOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

17 22
GABAPENTIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

18 15
ALPRAZOLAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

19 33
SERTRALINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

20 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

21 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

21 9
CARVEDILOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

23 21
METFORMIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

24 10
ROPINIROLE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 25 67
PREDNISONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

26 28
LOVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

27 77
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

28 105
LANTUS 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

29 85
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

29 34
JANTOVEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

31 50
DIGOXIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 32 53
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 33 109
TIZANIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 33 134
SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 35 35
TRAZODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 35 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 37 75
WARFARIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 38 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 39 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

40 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 41 41
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 42 141
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 42 70
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 44 127
ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 44 83
RISPERIDONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P 46 69
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 47 73
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 Oct. 17, 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.