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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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7,062Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 85 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$232K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 153 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

241 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

6% of this provider’s 218 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

27% of this provider’s 241 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 241 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$33 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$276K

2014

$241K

2015

$232K

2016

Number of Claims

7,640

2014

6,977

2015

7,062

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
FUROSEMIDE 298

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

43

patients, 18% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

39

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 264

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

3 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

4 8
OMEPRAZOLE 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

42

patients, 17% of all patients

5 2
LISINOPRIL 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

7 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

8 5
METFORMIN HCL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

9 10
GABAPENTIN 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

10 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

11 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

12 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

13 12
RANITIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

14 43
SIMVASTATIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

15 6
GLIMEPIRIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

16 60
LORAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

17 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

18 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

19 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 20 20
ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 21 22
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 21 111
ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 23 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 23 25
CLOPIDOGREL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

25 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 P 25 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

27 29
SERTRALINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 28 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

O 29 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 30 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 30 27
VERAPAMIL ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 32 126
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 32 41
CARVEDILOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

32 21
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 35 75
MIRTAZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 36 32
MECLIZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 37 185
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 37 47
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. 23, 2014.
  • 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.