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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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11,892Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$638K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

464 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

6% of this provider’s 345 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

11% of this provider’s 464 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 464 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$54 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

$549K

2014

$574K

2015

$638K

2016

Number of Claims

11,276

2014

10,990

2015

11,892

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 505

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 492

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

2 1
METFORMIN HCL 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

3 9
LISINOPRIL 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

5 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

6 11
FUROSEMIDE 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

6 3
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

8 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

9 5
SERTRALINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

10 14
TRAMADOL HCL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

O 11 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

12 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

12 10
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

14 81
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

15 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

16 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

17 8
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

18 43
RANITIDINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

19 51
TRAZODONE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

20 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

O 21 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

22 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

23 21
GABAPENTIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

24 15
OLANZAPINE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 P 25 92
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

26 17
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 27 82
ALLOPURINOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 25
MYRBETRIQ 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 29 157
NAMENDA XR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 30 56
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 31 195
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

31 33
CARBAMAZEPINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 33 98
LORAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 24
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 35 100
METOLAZONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 36 103
CARVEDILOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 28
SPIRONOLACTONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 38 45
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 39 101
CLOPIDOGREL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 23
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 40 151
PROPRANOLOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 40 123
ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 43 20
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 69
MIRTAZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 45 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 46 53
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 47 66
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 48 96
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 48 58
CLOZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P 50 166
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 50 64
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 52 32
VALPROIC ACID* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 52 235
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 52 126
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 52 38
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 Jan. 6, 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.