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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,823Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 96 providers in this state and specialty

$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 96 providers in this state and specialty

675 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% 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 611 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

28% of this provider’s 675 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 675 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$1.28M

2014

$1.35M

2015

$1.35M

2016

Number of Claims

20,611

2014

21,269

2015

24,823

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 1,163

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,033

prescriptions.

152

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,068

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,016

prescriptions.

132

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 796

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

737

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

3 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 785

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 754

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 722

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

678

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

6 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 666

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

7 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 661

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

8 10
SIMVASTATIN 653

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

9 3
JANTOVEN 533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

10 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 514

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

11 18
CLOPIDOGREL 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

12 17
SERTRALINE HCL 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

13 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

14 8
LISINOPRIL 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

15 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

16 13
ALLOPURINOL 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

17 21
METFORMIN HCL 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

18 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

19 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

20 31
NAMENDA XR 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

21 58
LORAZEPAM 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

22 29
GABAPENTIN 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

23 14
CRESTOR 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

24 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

25 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

26 20
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

27 33
TRAMADOL HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

O 28 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O 29 28
RANITIDINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 57
CARVEDILOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

31 24
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

32 53
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

10 33 91
ATENOLOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 19
DIGOXIN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 51
SPIRONOLACTONE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

35 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

37 38
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

38 44
ROPINIROLE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

<11 39 65
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 39
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

41 66
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

42 37
MIRTAZAPINE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

43 30
PAROXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 70
VALSARTAN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 82
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 42
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 48
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 61
TRAZODONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 67
ZETIA 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

51 54
CLONAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 60
JANUVIA 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 55
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 47
PREDNISONE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

55 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 25
FENTANYL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 57 63
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

58 22
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 89
METOLAZONE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 60 112
CELECOXIB 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 61 85
LABETALOL HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 62 77
GLIPIZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 50
XARELTO 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 69
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

65 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 66 125
FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 67 123
PROPRANOLOL HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 107
CARTIA XT 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 75
BENICAR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 69 129
FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 69 56
DUTASTERIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 72 116
VENTOLIN HFA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

73 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

74 46
PRIMIDONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 74 175
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

76 83
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

76 68
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 41
ONGLYZA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 79 180
NEXIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 79 113
ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 45
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 82 118
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A 83 79
FAMOTIDINE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 83 62
FINASTERIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

83 43
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 86 184
VERAPAMIL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 87 95
LEVOFLOXACIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A 88 136
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

A 89 189
MYRBETRIQ 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 89 117
LAMOTRIGINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 91 152
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 92 49
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

93 64
RISPERIDONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P 94 94
DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 95 52
DEXILANT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 96 205
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 Nov. 19, 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.