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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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17,181Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$732K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

461 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

3% of this provider’s 402 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

34% of this provider’s 461 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 461 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 16%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$721K

2014

$719K

2015

$732K

2016

Number of Claims

14,185

2014

14,282

2015

17,181

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 749

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

93

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN 732

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

106

patients, 23% of all patients

2 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 685

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

3 11
LISINOPRIL 616

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

86

patients, 19% of all patients

4 1
FUROSEMIDE 596

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

5 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

87

patients, 19% of all patients

6 4
OMEPRAZOLE 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

7 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

O 8 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

9 16
GABAPENTIN 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

10 12
TRAMADOL HCL 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

O 11 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

12 6
SERTRALINE HCL 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

13 18
METFORMIN HCL 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

14 8
PREDNISONE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

15 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

16 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

17 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

18 14
GEMFIBROZIL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

19 91
CARVEDILOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

20 40
CLOPIDOGREL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

20 32
ALPRAZOLAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

22 49
ATENOLOL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

23 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

24 20
FENTANYL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 O 25 62
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

<11 P 26 47
RANITIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

27 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

28 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

29 19
ALLOPURINOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

31 15
CLONAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

32 52
OXYCODONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 33 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

34 26
DULOXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 43
GLIMEPIRIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 42
MIRTAZAPINE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 37
XARELTO 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 38 133
METHADONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 O 39 123
ZETIA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 115
HYDRALAZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

41 94
JANTOVEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 42 33
TRAZODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

43 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 34
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 O 45 70
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

46 41
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 93
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

48 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

A 49 108
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 50 38
MEMANTINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 74
FAMOTIDINE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 52 68
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 53 88
SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

54 59
LEVETIRACETAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 55 86
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 55 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 55 51
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

58 273
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

59 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 59 44
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

59 243
NAMENDA XR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 62 77
AZITHROMYCIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

A 63 58
DIGOXIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 82
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 65 60
DUTASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 65 194
ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

67 54
RALOXIFENE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 67 161
KLOR-CON M10 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 67 172
LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 70 99
MORPHINE SULFATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 O 71 165
NEXIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 71 132
CELECOXIB 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 71 112
FLUCONAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

74 308
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

75 48
ELIQUIS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 75 151
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 77 50
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 Feb. 17, 2017.
  • 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.