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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,232Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 41 providers in this state and specialty

$867K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 41 providers in this state and specialty

699 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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 Montana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 638 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

20 of this provider’s 699 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs *

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$77 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$593K

2014

$703K

2015

$867K

2016

Number of Claims

9,844

2014

10,907

2015

11,232

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 632

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

169

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
CARVEDILOL 577

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

138

patients, 20% of all patients

2 4
CLOPIDOGREL 518

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

133

patients, 19% of all patients

3 7
SIMVASTATIN 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

4 11
LISINOPRIL 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

6 13
SOTALOL 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

7 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

8 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

9 5
FUROSEMIDE 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

10 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

11 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

12 8
ROPINIROLE HCL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

13 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

14 10
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

15 25
BYSTOLIC 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

16 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

17 38
OMEPRAZOLE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

18 27
CRESTOR 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

19 21
DIGOXIN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

20 16
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

21 49
XARELTO 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

22 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

23 14
CLONAZEPAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

24 53
METFORMIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

25 39
NITROSTAT 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

26 31
ELIQUIS 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

27 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

28 9
SPIRONOLACTONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

29 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

29 61
LORAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

31 63
VALSARTAN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

32 45
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

33 29
ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 48
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

35 66
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 67
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

37 37
RANEXA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

38 50
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 70
ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 33
COREG CR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 73
PROPAFENONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

42 74
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 19
TRAZODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 75
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 60
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 76
GEMFIBROZIL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 76
ATENOLOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 18
BENICAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 49 42
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

49 81
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 82
CHLORTHALIDONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 46
TELMISARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 53 84
MIDODRINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 54 86
AMIODARONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 24
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. 29, 2018.
  • 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.