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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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16,532Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 335 providers in this state and specialty

$844K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 335 providers in this state and specialty

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

35% 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

2% of this provider’s 647 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

9% of this provider’s 748 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 748 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

$639K

2014

$789K

2015

$844K

2016

Number of Claims

11,716

2014

15,043

2015

16,532

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 1,001

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

743

prescriptions.

147

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 766

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN 609

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 598

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

4 9
LISINOPRIL 578

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

7 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

7 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

9 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

10 14
FUROSEMIDE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

11 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

12 30
METFORMIN HCL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

13 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

14 15
ATENOLOL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

15 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

16 12
METFORMIN HCL ER 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

17 43
ALLOPURINOL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

18 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

19 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

20 34
MELOXICAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

21 24
FINASTERIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

22 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

23 36
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O 24 6
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

25 92
GABAPENTIN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

26 10
MIRTAZAPINE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

27 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

28 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

28 35
OXYCODONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 30 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

31 18
CHLORTHALIDONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 86
GLIMEPIRIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

33 57
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

34 51
CLOPIDOGREL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 40
ADVAIR DISKUS 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

36 50
CARVEDILOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 23
DULOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

36 26
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

39 52
TRAZODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

39 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

41 33
BENAZEPRIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

42 80
LOVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

43 62
SERTRALINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 46 48
LORAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 19
CLONAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 31
LAMOTRIGINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 49 116
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 60
DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 52 68
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 123
PAROXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

53 61
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P 53 56
OXYCONTIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O 56 115
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 81
GEMFIBROZIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 58 104
CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

59 67
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 O 60 49
RANITIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 61 58
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 62 87
BUMETANIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 62 152
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 62 44
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 65 100
TRAMADOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 65 22
ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 67 63
ELIQUIS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 68 113
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 69 117
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, 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.