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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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12,915Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$683K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

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

38% 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 South Dakota
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

44% of this provider’s 414 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 414 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$602K

2014

$686K

2015

$683K

2016

Number of Claims

12,300

2014

12,660

2015

12,915

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 663

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

90

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

3 7
METFORMIN HCL 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

4 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
SIMVASTATIN 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

6 6
LISINOPRIL 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

7 3
FUROSEMIDE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

8 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

10 14
CARVEDILOL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

11 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

O 12 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

13 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

14 19
TRAMADOL HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

O 15 17
FINASTERIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

16 51
GABAPENTIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

17 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

18 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

19 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

20 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

21 13
CLOPIDOGREL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

22 23
SPIRONOLACTONE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

23 35
SERTRALINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

24 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

25 47
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O 26 129
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

27 34
ATENOLOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

28 22
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 O 29 109
CITALOPRAM HBR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

29 20
MELOXICAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

31 31
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

32 205
INVOKANA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 33 142
FENOFIBRATE* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 89
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

35 36
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 36 73
TRAZODONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 37 30
ALPRAZOLAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

37 33
ALLOPURINOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

39 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 40 25
RAMIPRIL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 41 166
GLIPIZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 42 55
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

A 43 72
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 44 54
LORAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

45 24
DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 45 48
CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 47 46
OLANZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 79
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

47 192
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

50 76
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

A 51 97
CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 52 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 53 40
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 53 82
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

55 59
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 55 100
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P 57 49
VALACYCLOVIR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

57 262
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 May 9, 2008.
  • 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.