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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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12,816Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$514K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 133 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

409 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
37% 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

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Antibiotics

32% of this provider’s 409 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 409 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$744K

2014

$705K

2015

$514K

2016

Number of Claims

16,131

2014

15,806

2015

12,816

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 706

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

694

prescriptions.

83

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 615

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

83

patients, 20% of all patients

2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 511

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

78

patients, 19% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 461

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

4 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

5 15
SERTRALINE HCL 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

6 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

7 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

8 11
GABAPENTIN 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

9 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

10 6
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

11 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

12 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

13 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

14 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

P 15 47
MIRTAZAPINE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

16 37
TRAZODONE HCL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

17 22
ATENOLOL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

18 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

19 80
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

20 16
DULOXETINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

21 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

22 14
NAMENDA XR 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

23 77
TAMSULOSIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

24 20
SIMVASTATIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

25 3
MEMANTINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

26 74
OLANZAPINE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

P 27 83
PREDNISONE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

28 28
RISPERIDONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 29 71
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

<11 30 118
CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

31 32
JANTOVEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 33
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

33 75
METFORMIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

34 8
RANITIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

35 29
DIGOXIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 36 82
NYSTOP 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

37 169
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 38 157
LATANOPROST 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

39 113
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 10
PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

41 61
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 42 23
ROPINIROLE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 43 85
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

43 26
FINASTERIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 45 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

46 51
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 46 94
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 46 46
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 46 101
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 50 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 Oct. 25, 2011.
  • 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.