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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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7,814Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 238 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$412K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 295 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

350 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

29% of this provider’s 350 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 350 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$138K

2014

$254K

2015

$412K

2016

Number of Claims

2,844

2014

5,968

2015

7,814

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 424

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 417

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

2 7
LISINOPRIL 372

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

4 11
OMEPRAZOLE 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

6 6
SERTRALINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

7 18
JANTOVEN 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

8 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

9 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

10 4
SIMVASTATIN 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

11 3
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

12 30
GABAPENTIN 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

13 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

14 10
MIRTAZAPINE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

15 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

16 16
ATENOLOL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

17 13
ALLOPURINOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

18 25
METFORMIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

19 8
CARVEDILOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

20 40
FINASTERIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

20 65
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

22 9
OXYCODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

O 23 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

24 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

25 51
WARFARIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

26 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 P 27 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

28 14
LORAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

29 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 30 56
DIGOXIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 31 82
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

32 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 33 59
FENTANYL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O 34 62
CLOPIDOGREL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 35 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 36 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

36 26
OXYCONTIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 O 36 90
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 36 24
TRAMADOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O 40 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

41 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 42 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 43 54
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 March 27, 2015.
  • 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.