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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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10,088Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

$487K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 71 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

478 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

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

23% of this provider’s 478 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 478 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$397K

2014

$480K

2015

$487K

2016

Number of Claims

6,816

2014

8,903

2015

10,088

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
OMEPRAZOLE 490

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

104

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 383

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

O 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
GABAPENTIN 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

4 9
METFORMIN HCL ER 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

5 23
CLONAZEPAM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

6 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

7 4
TRAMADOL HCL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

O 8 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

9 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

10 17
ALPRAZOLAM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

11 26
LISINOPRIL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

12 3
MELOXICAM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

13 24
SIMVASTATIN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

13 7
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

15 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

16 11
DULOXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

17 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

18 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

19 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

20 35
OXYCODONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 O 21 49
SULINDAC 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

21 201
LYRICA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

23 64
TRAZODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

23 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

23 12
FAMOTIDINE* 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

26 79
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 27 56
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

28 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
FUROSEMIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

30 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 33
CARVEDILOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

32 30
DIAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

32 75
METFORMIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

32 8
TIZANIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

35 77
TEMAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 106
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

37 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

38 48
IBUPROFEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

39 74
BUPROPION XL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 65
PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

40 51
PROMETHAZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 138
CITALOPRAM HBR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 21
SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 44 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 44 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

47 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P 49 54
PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

49 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

51 15
LAMOTRIGINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 52 103
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 29, 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.