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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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12,950Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$682K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

514 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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 419 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

36% of this provider’s 514 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 514 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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$643K

2014

$608K

2015

$682K

2016

Number of Claims

11,747

2014

11,769

2015

12,950

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 656

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

104

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

4 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

O 5 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

6 5
SIMVASTATIN 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
GABAPENTIN 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

8 15
LISINOPRIL 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

9 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

10 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

11 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

12 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

13 7
METFORMIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

14 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

15 20
ALPRAZOLAM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

16 33
TRAMADOL HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

O 17 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

18 13
ATENOLOL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

19 22
GLIPIZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

20 55
SERTRALINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

21 18
MELOXICAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

22 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

23 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

24 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

25 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

26 25
CLONAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

27 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

29 41
TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

30 30
JANTOVEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

31 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 34
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 59
CLOPIDOGREL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

34 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 35 49
TIZANIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

36 134
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

38 35
LYRICA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 39 61
TERAZOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

40 86
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 84
DIGOXIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 53
TOPIRAMATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 128
MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 32
LORAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

45 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 29
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

A 47 97
ESTRADIOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 48 188
CARVEDILOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 21
ALLOPURINOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 26
CEPHALEXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

A 50 80
FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 52 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 38
GEMFIBROZIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 54 110
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 107
LEVETIRACETAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 56 108
ACYCLOVIR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

57 257
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 May 8, 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.