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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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12,249Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

$746K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

353 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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 Idaho
lower than average

Antipsychotics

15% of this provider’s 302 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 353 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

45% of this provider’s 353 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$400K

2014

$508K

2015

$746K

2016

Number of Claims

5,958

2014

7,817

2015

12,249

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
FUROSEMIDE 596

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

89

patients, 25% of all patients

1 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 448

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

70

patients, 20% of all patients

2 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 437

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

71

patients, 20% of all patients

3 1
GABAPENTIN 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

63

patients, 18% of all patients

4 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

82

patients, 23% of all patients

O 5 5
OMEPRAZOLE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

74

patients, 21% of all patients

6 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

60

patients, 17% of all patients

7 4
ONDANSETRON HCL* 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

8 117
WARFARIN SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

9 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

10 6
LISINOPRIL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

11 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

12 19
SERTRALINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

13 20
TRAMADOL HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

O 14 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

15 48
NYSTATIN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

16 125
TAMSULOSIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

17 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

P 18 54
NYSTOP 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

19 136
METFORMIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

20 8
LANTUS 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

21 69
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

22 14
DULOXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

23 32
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 24 150
CARVEDILOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

24 30
LEVETIRACETAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 92
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

27 47
TRAZODONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

28 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

29 87
OXYCODONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

O 30 49
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

A 31 101
BACLOFEN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

32 68
CITALOPRAM HBR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

33 21
PREDNISONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

34 39
FENTANYL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

O 34 53
HUMALOG 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

36 149
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

37 76
MIRTAZAPINE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

37 61
LORAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

39 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

40 35
RANITIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

41 37
FAMOTIDINE* 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

42 79
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

43 62
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

44 102
CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

45 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

46 33
SEROQUEL XR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 223
DIGOXIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 98
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 137
MORPHINE SULFATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O 50 145
MEMANTINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

51 112
LATANOPROST 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

52 154
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

52 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 54 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

54 38
FLUCONAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

54 168
SIMVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 57 7
NOVOLOG 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

58 140
ROPINIROLE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 59 55
LIDOCAINE HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 59 208
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 Dec. 8, 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.