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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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16,891Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$776K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

332 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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 North Dakota
lower than average

Antipsychotics

21% of this provider’s 313 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

26% of this provider’s 332 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 332 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$492K

2014

$740K

2015

$776K

2016

Number of Claims

11,445

2014

14,502

2015

16,891

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 927

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

875

prescriptions.

80

patients, 24% of all patients

1 3
SERTRALINE HCL 830

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

801

prescriptions.

73

patients, 22% of all patients

2 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 776

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 712

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

71

patients, 21% of all patients

4 6
MIRTAZAPINE 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

5 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

6 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

7 10
LORAZEPAM 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

8 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

9 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

10 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

P 11 38
FENTANYL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

O 12 49
LISINOPRIL 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

13 4
RISPERIDONE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

P 14 59
MEMANTINE HCL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

15 62
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

16 12
METFORMIN HCL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

17 9
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

18 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

19 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

19 32
TRAMADOL HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

O 21 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

22 58
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

23 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 16
GABAPENTIN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

25 15
CLOPIDOGREL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

26 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

27 26
JANTOVEN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

<11 28 35
PREDNISONE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

29 27
ROPINIROLE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

30 67
TAMSULOSIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

31 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

32 21
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

33 70
ALLOPURINOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

34 25
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

35 100
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

35 22
CARVEDILOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

37 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

O 38 19
DULOXETINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 39 42
OLANZAPINE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 P 40 92
GLIPIZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

<11 41 60
ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

42 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

43 50
SIMVASTATIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

44 2
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 44 43
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

46 93
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

47 33
LANTUS 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

48 105
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

49 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 50 101
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 50 143
ARIPIPRAZOLE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 P 52 132
LATANOPROST 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

53 109
DIGOXIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 54 61
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 54 156
CARTIA XT 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 56 147
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

56 96
FINASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 58 54
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 59 69
BUDESONIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 60 172
SPIRONOLACTONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 60 45
LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 62 66
LEVETIRACETAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 63 88
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 63 53
GLIMEPIRIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 65 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

65 37
NAMENDA XR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 67 56
RANITIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

67 51
CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 69 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 70 47
PHENOBARBITAL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 71 224
FAMOTIDINE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 71 74
TRAZODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 71 30
BUSPIRONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 74 86
NOVOLOG 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 75 155
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 75 121
ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 75 64
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 July 14, 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.