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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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15,720Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$792K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

494 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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 South Dakota
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 449 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

20% of this provider’s 494 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 494 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$774K

2014

$751K

2015

$792K

2016

Number of Claims

13,898

2014

13,538

2015

15,720

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 933

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

841

prescriptions.

119

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 661

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 637

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

106

patients, 21% of all patients

3 2
LISINOPRIL 514

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
SIMVASTATIN 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

7 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

9 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

10 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

10 13
TRAZODONE HCL 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

12 30
GABAPENTIN 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

13 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

14 20
TRAMADOL HCL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

O 15 17
METFORMIN HCL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

16 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

17 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

18 14
LORAZEPAM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

19 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

20 11
SERTRALINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

21 18
CLOPIDOGREL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

22 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

23 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

<11 24 36
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

<11 25 81
ATENOLOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

26 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

<11 27 105
MIRTAZAPINE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

27 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 29 49
SPIRONOLACTONE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 35
ALLOPURINOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

31 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 32 16
PAROXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 64
LEVETIRACETAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 34 108
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

34 38
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 59
FENTANYL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 O 36 39
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 36 139
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 83
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

41 84
DIGOXIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 42 53
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

43 52
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 100
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 45 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

46 37
CARVEDILOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 21
CELECOXIB 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 47 115
ALPRAZOLAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 49 33
MELOXICAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 31
PREDNISONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

51 28
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

52 57
OLANZAPINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 P 53 79
ELIQUIS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 54 101
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 55 155
RISPERIDONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 P 56 69
NITROFURANTOIN* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 A 56 183
BACLOFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 58 68
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

59 27
RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 59 43
BUSPIRONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 59 116
ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 62 67
DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 63 48
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 63 61
VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 63 102
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 Dec. 1, 2016.
  • 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.