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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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13,625Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$681K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

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

43% 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

3% of this provider’s 486 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

29% of this provider’s 556 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 556 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$690K

2014

$774K

2015

$681K

2016

Number of Claims

14,498

2014

14,993

2015

13,625

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
SIMVASTATIN 746

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

113

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 653

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 565

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 528

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 504

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

5 1
LISINOPRIL 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

7 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

8 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

9 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

10 26
GABAPENTIN 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

11 15
MELOXICAM 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

12 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

13 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

14 21
SERTRALINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

15 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

16 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

17 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

18 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

19 11
METFORMIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

20 9
CARVEDILOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

21 28
TRAMADOL HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

O 22 18
CLOPIDOGREL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

23 23
ALLOPURINOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

24 25
ALPRAZOLAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

25 36
DILT-XR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

26 136
DIGOXIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 61
TRAZODONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 30
DULOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 42
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

30 53
ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 20
LORAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 39
BACLOFEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 34 77
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 22
ADVAIR DISKUS 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 64
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

37 37
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 38 58
FINASTERIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 54
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 33
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 40 19
VENTOLIN HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 75
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 45
MEMANTINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 62
PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 46 55
GEMFIBROZIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 47 111
LEVOFLOXACIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A 48 107
JANUVIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 48 79
NAMENDA XR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 50 56
LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 50 66
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

A 50 119
RISPERIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 P 53 59
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 P 53 38
LINZESS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 53 224
ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 53 67
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 57 80
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 58 112
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 58 74
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 Jan. 6, 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.