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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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10,672Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$552K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

554 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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 South 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

23% of this provider’s 554 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 554 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$460K

2014

$481K

2015

$552K

2016

Number of Claims

10,173

2014

10,333

2015

10,672

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
SIMVASTATIN 531

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

106

patients, 19% of all patients

1 6
LISINOPRIL 499

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 459

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

3 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 443

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

100

patients, 18% of all patients

4 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 415

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

5 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 411

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

6 1
OMEPRAZOLE 399

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

7 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

8 13
METFORMIN HCL 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

9 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

10 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

11 9
SERTRALINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

12 18
GABAPENTIN 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

13 15
FUROSEMIDE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

14 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

15 8
ALLOPURINOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

16 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

17 25
TRAMADOL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 18 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

19 34
CRESTOR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

20 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

21 19
GLIPIZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

22 55
JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

23 63
CLOPIDOGREL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

24 23
MELOXICAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

25 31
CARVEDILOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

26 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O 27 16
PREDNISONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

27 28
FENOFIBRATE* 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

29 89
ATENOLOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 22
CLONAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

31 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 12
BENAZEPRIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 62
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 38
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

35 118
DULOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 48
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 37 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 27
JANTOVEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 50
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 40 141
METFORMIN HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 20
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A 44 65
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

44 71
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 46 40
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 June 23, 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.