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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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12,051Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$542K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

459 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

32% of this provider’s 459 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 459 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

$45 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

$503K

2014

$536K

2015

$542K

2016

Number of Claims

11,654

2014

11,409

2015

12,051

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 595

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

121

patients, 26% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 528

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

80

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 522

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 498

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

85

patients, 19% of all patients

4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

5 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

6 11
SERTRALINE HCL 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

7 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

9 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

10 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

11 13
OMEPRAZOLE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

12 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

13 10
TRAMADOL HCL 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

O 14 18
GABAPENTIN 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

15 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

16 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

O 17 19
ATENOLOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

18 20
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

19 81
METFORMIN HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

19 9
CARVEDILOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

21 28
ALPRAZOLAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

22 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

23 34
FAMOTIDINE* 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

<11 23 74
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

25 41
TRAZODONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

26 30
LACTULOSE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 27 144
GLIPIZIDE ER 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

28 85
PREDNISONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

29 27
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

30 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

30 64
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

32 47
FLUOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 50
ALLOPURINOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

33 25
DULOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 35 42
TIZANIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

36 130
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

37 37
JANTOVEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

38 35
DIGOXIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 39 61
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 40 39
BENAZEPRIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

41 112
ROPINIROLE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 42 67
LORAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

44 16
NEXIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 45 97
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

A 46 119
SYMBICORT 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 47 110
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 48 33
CLOPIDOGREL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

48 23
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 50 215
VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

51 75
MEMANTINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 52 62
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 52 118
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 55 29
BUSPIRONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 55 86
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 57 123
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. 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.