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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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7,371Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 53 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$404K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

563 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% 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 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

17% of this provider’s 563 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 563 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$298K

2014

$351K

2015

$404K

2016

Number of Claims

5,415

2014

5,812

2015

7,371

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 328

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 326

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 268

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

4 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

6 6
LISINOPRIL 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

7 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

8 10
SIMVASTATIN 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

9 2
GABAPENTIN 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

10 15
SERTRALINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

11 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

12 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

13 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

14 12
METFORMIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

15 9
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

16 46
FENTANYL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 O 17 49
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

18 34
TRAZODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

18 30
JANTOVEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

20 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

21 32
DIGOXIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 22 61
LORAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

23 24
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

23 33
CARVEDILOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

25 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

27 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

28 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

29 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 37
XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 31 113
ALLOPURINOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 58
TRAMADOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 34 18
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. 29, 2011.
  • 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.