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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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8,525Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 335 providers in this state and specialty

$494K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 335 providers in this state and specialty

552 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

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 552 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 552 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$386K

2014

$392K

2015

$494K

2016

Number of Claims

7,576

2014

7,581

2015

8,525

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
LISINOPRIL 357

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 341

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

3 8
OMEPRAZOLE 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

4 3
SIMVASTATIN 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

5 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

6 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

7 13
METFORMIN HCL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

8 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

9 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

10 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

11 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

12 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

13 16
GABAPENTIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

14 10
METFORMIN HCL ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

15 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

16 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

16 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

18 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

19 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

O 20 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

21 35
MELOXICAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

22 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

23 57
SERTRALINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

24 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

24 18
LORAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

26 19
DULOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 27 26
ALLOPURINOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

27 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

29 38
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 30 44
TRAMADOL HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 31 22
FENTANYL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 31 46
TRAZODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

31 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 33
ALPRAZOLAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 42
ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 25
CLONAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 31
PREDNISONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

38 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 40 56
CARVEDILOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 41 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

41 37
VERAPAMIL ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 43 119
BUPROPION XL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 44 71
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 51
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 50
VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

45 47
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 Feb. 27, 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.