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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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10,036Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 92 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$639K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

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

29% 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

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

39% of this provider’s 526 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 526 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$528K

2014

$580K

2015

$639K

2016

Number of Claims

10,392

2014

10,448

2015

10,036

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 619

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

120

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 359

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

2 6
SIMVASTATIN 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

5 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

6 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

7 4
FUROSEMIDE 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
LISINOPRIL 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

9 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

O 10 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

11 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

12 10
PREDNISONE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

13 28
METFORMIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

14 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

15 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

16 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

17 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

18 23
SERTRALINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

19 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

20 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

21 42
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

22 11
CLOPIDOGREL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

23 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

24 34
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 56
TRAZODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

26 22
GABAPENTIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

27 12
CEFUROXIME 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

A 28 160
RANITIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 29
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 121
MIRTAZAPINE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 31 37
CELECOXIB 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 112
OXYCODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 O 33 39
ATENOLOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 13
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

34 41
ALPRAZOLAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

34 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

37 26
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 103
SYNTHROID 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 167
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 53
TRAMADOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 41 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 20
DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 43 43
ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 54
TEMAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 170
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 45 45
CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

47 67
DIAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 128
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 49 101
LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 31
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

51 143
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P 52 47
SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 59
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 60
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 Oct. 23, 2007.
  • 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.