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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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7,387Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$416K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

451 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

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

22% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$412K

2014

$441K

2015

$416K

2016

Number of Claims

6,992

2014

7,181

2015

7,387

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 376

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

87

patients, 19% of all patients

1 5
SIMVASTATIN 359

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

84

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

3 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

4 11
LISINOPRIL 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
METFORMIN HCL 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

6 9
OMEPRAZOLE 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

8 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

10 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

11 22
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

12 33
GABAPENTIN 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

13 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

13 29
ATENOLOL 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

15 20
SERTRALINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

16 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

17 17
FUROSEMIDE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

18 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

19 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

20 50
ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

21 25
TRAMADOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O 22 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

23 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 10
CLOPIDOGREL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

24 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 26 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 21
PREDNISONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

28 27
JANTOVEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

29 35
SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

30 45
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

31 69
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 52
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

34 43
MIRTAZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 35 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

35 65
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 41
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 38
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. 27, 2008.
  • 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.