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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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11,130Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$366K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 384 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

313 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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 Minnesota
lower than average

Antipsychotics

8% of this provider’s 302 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

22% of this provider’s 313 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 313 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 16%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$33 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$304K

2014

$326K

2015

$366K

2016

Number of Claims

8,305

2014

9,961

2015

11,130

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 670

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

56

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 644

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

78

patients, 25% of all patients

2 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 441

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

69

patients, 22% of all patients

3 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 441

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

3 15
OMEPRAZOLE 400

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

64

patients, 20% of all patients

5 5
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

67

patients, 21% of all patients

6 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

7 11
GABAPENTIN 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

8 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

9 6
MIRTAZAPINE 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

10 37
LISINOPRIL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

11 1
SIMVASTATIN 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

12 3
TAMSULOSIN HCL 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

13 20
ATENOLOL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

14 13
SERTRALINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

15 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

16 14
METFORMIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

17 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

18 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

19 27
RANITIDINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

20 29
TORSEMIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

21 100
CITALOPRAM HBR 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

22 19
TRAMADOL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

O 23 21
TAMIFLU 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

121

patients, 39% of all patients

23 174
ALLOPURINOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

25 25
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

26 118
RISPERIDONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

P 27 71
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 28 80
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11 29 75
FLUOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 30 44
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

30 157
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

32 89
TRAZODONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

33 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

34 59
CLOPIDOGREL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

35 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

36 34
PREDNISONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

37 28
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

38 36
FENTANYL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 O 39 62
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

40 9
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 41 51
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 42 43
LANTUS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 43 92
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 44 56
BUSPIRONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 45 104
BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 45 81
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 47 101
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. 1, 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.