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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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10,999Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$882K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

497 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

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

37% of this provider’s 497 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 497 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$864K

2014

$920K

2015

$882K

2016

Number of Claims

10,628

2014

10,838

2015

10,999

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 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

3 3
FUROSEMIDE 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

4 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

5 7
SPIRONOLACTONE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

6 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

7 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
SIMVASTATIN 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

8 6
GABAPENTIN 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

10 15
TRAMADOL HCL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

O 11 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

12 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

13 27
METFORMIN HCL ER 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

14 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

15 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

15 37
TRAZODONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

17 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

O 18 16
LYRICA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

19 61
PREDNISONE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

19 28
LORAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

21 24
OXYCODONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 22 66
MELOXICAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

24 20
CARVEDILOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

25 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

26 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

27 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 52
METFORMIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

29 10
BACLOFEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

29 68
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

31 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 25
RANITIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 43
BENAZEPRIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

34 62
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 8
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

36 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

37 13
AZITHROMYCIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

A 39 65
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 41
ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

42 14
SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 96
FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 51
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 76
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

46 92
ALPRAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 33
ONDANSETRON ODT 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

47 227
BUPROPION HCL SR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 49 164
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 70
CARTIA XT 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 51 124
NAMENDA XR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 52 58
CLOPIDOGREL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 23
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

A 54 97
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 O 54 109
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 192
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 57 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, 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.