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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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11,337Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$676K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

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

38% 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

11% of this provider’s 669 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 669 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 18%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$667K

2014

$706K

2015

$676K

2016

Number of Claims

10,264

2014

10,731

2015

11,337

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 522

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 474

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

2 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 434

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 431

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

4 6
SIMVASTATIN 410

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

5 2
LISINOPRIL 409

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

6 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

7 11
METFORMIN HCL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

9 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

10 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

11 34
FUROSEMIDE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

12 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

13 8
TRAZODONE HCL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

14 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

15 13
TRAMADOL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O 16 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O 17 19
GABAPENTIN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

18 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

19 16
SERTRALINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

20 14
LORAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

21 24
ALLOPURINOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

22 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

23 17
BACLOFEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

24 77
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

25 102
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

25 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

27 37
NEXIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

27 97
FLUOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 50
PREDNISONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

30 27
ALPRAZOLAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

30 36
CLONAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

32 57
CARVEDILOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

34 41
ATENOLOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

35 20
CLOPIDOGREL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 23
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

37 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 37 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

39 46
CRESTOR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 40
GLIPIZIDE ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 85
FENOFIBRATE* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 91
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 10
ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 64
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

45 93
OXYCODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 46 72
RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 51
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 153
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

50 39
MELOXICAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 48
MIRTAZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 52 31
ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 87
DIAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 54 182
ONDANSETRON HCL* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 54 171
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 Nov. 21, 2011.
  • 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.