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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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21,475Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$948K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

647 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

22% of this provider’s 547 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

15% of this provider’s 647 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 647 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$960K

2014

$1.05M

2015

$948K

2016

Number of Claims

22,176

2014

21,828

2015

21,475

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 872

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

114

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 821

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

133

patients, 21% of all patients

2 5
FUROSEMIDE 777

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

717

prescriptions.

116

patients, 18% of all patients

3 7
TRAZODONE HCL 759

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

125

patients, 19% of all patients

4 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 695

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

5 34
GABAPENTIN 627

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

6 12
SERTRALINE HCL 606

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

7 18
LISINOPRIL 531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

8 1
MIRTAZAPINE 507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

9 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

P 10 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

11 11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

12 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

13 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

14 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

15 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

16 16
JANTOVEN 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

17 33
SIMVASTATIN 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

18 3
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

19 56
RISPERIDONE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

P 20 71
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

20 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

22 80
TAMSULOSIN HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

23 20
OLANZAPINE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

P 24 83
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

25 9
ATENOLOL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

26 13
METFORMIN HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

27 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

28 46
WARFARIN SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

29 15
NYSTATIN 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

30 102
PREDNISONE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

31 28
CARVEDILOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

32 40
CLOPIDOGREL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

34 38
DULOXETINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

35 43
LEVETIRACETAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

36 86
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

37 26
MEMANTINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

38 74
FINASTERIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 65
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

40 75
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

41 51
BACLOFEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 81
GLIPIZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

43 57
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

44 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 44
ALLOPURINOL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 25
LATANOPROST 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

47 113
PAROXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 61
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 101
LORAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

49 31
BUPROPION HCL SR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 51 138
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 206
HYDRALAZINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 94
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 27
LAMOTRIGINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 124
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 73
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 57 88
LOPERAMIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

57 135
SPIRIVA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 76
TRAMADOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O 60 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 61 142
NAMENDA XR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 62 77
TERAZOSIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 63 95
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

64 66
FAMOTIDINE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 68
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 66 198
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 10
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 89
TIZANIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 69 84
TORSEMIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 100
TIMOLOL MALEATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 250
METHOTREXATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 71 196
BUMETANIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 73 140
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 74 154
OXYCODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 74 39
NYSTOP 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

76 169
RIVASTIGMINE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 77 308
CLOZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 P 78 179
BUPROPION XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 79 97
XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 79 133
ARIPIPRAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 P 81 158
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 March 16, 2017.
  • 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.