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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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12,612Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$508K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 45 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

447 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

3% of this provider’s 400 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

22% of this provider’s 447 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 447 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$482K

2014

$511K

2015

$508K

2016

Number of Claims

12,572

2014

12,883

2015

12,612

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 616

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 557

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 556

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 481

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 440

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

5 9
LISINOPRIL 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
SIMVASTATIN 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

8 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

O 9 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

10 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

11 13
LORAZEPAM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

12 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

13 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

14 36
GABAPENTIN 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

15 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

16 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

17 11
METFORMIN HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

18 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

19 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

20 19
MIRTAZAPINE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

21 32
CLOPIDOGREL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

22 23
CARVEDILOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

23 21
TRAMADOL HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O 23 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

<11 25 25
SERTRALINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

26 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 41
BUMETANIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

27 90
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 20
CRESTOR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

31 46
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 P 32 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

33 37
TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 30
ALLOPURINOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 26
FENTANYL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O 36 39
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

37 29
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 37 57
MELOXICAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

39 31
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 O 40 109
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 41 40
ALPRAZOLAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 41 33
ATENOLOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 43 22
PREDNISONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

44 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 45 47
SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 46 35
METFORMIN HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

47 42
LABETALOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 47 150
DILT-XR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 49 147
FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 49 78
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 Aug. 9, 2012.
  • 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.