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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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12,201Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$727K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

409 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

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

24% of this provider’s 409 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 409 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$729K

2014

$649K

2015

$727K

2016

Number of Claims

13,195

2014

12,886

2015

12,201

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 458

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

74

patients, 18% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 432

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

4 6
LISINOPRIL 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
SIMVASTATIN 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
METFORMIN HCL 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

7 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

8 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

9 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

10 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

11 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

12 8
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

13 44
TRAMADOL HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

O 14 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

15 17
GABAPENTIN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

16 15
CARVEDILOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

17 28
SERTRALINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

18 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

19 22
ATENOLOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

20 20
ALPRAZOLAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

21 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

22 11
ALLOPURINOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

23 25
SPIRONOLACTONE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

23 45
TRAZODONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

25 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

26 26
CLOPIDOGREL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

27 23
RANITIDINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

28 51
CRESTOR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

29 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

31 21
BUSPIRONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 32 86
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

33 118
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

34 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

35 37
GLIMEPIRIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

36 52
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

37 46
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

37 33
BUMETANIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

37 141
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 34
LEVETIRACETAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 41 88
MIRTAZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

42 31
DULOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 43 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 29
BACLOFEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 45 77
PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

46 27
JANTOVEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 46 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

46 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

49 65
LORAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

50 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 51 58
SYNTHROID 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 52 94
FENTANYL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 O 53 49
SUCRALFATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

54 212
OLANZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 P 55 92
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

56 41
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 57 19
MEMANTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 58 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 59 50
RISPERIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P 60 59
TOPIRAMATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 60 89
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.