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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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8,370Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 194 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$557K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 98 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

474 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% 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 Minnesota
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

33% of this provider’s 474 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 474 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$504K

2014

$599K

2015

$557K

2016

Number of Claims

8,441

2014

8,959

2015

8,370

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 417

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

98

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 400

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

103

patients, 22% of all patients

2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 343

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

3 6
SIMVASTATIN 305

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

5 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

6 9
OMEPRAZOLE 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
FUROSEMIDE 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

9 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

10 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

11 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

12 20
SERTRALINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

13 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

14 15
GABAPENTIN 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

14 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

16 10
METFORMIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

17 8
ATENOLOL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

18 13
METFORMIN HCL ER 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

19 35
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

20 36
ALLOPURINOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

20 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

22 27
SYMBICORT 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

23 107
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O 24 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

25 38
NAMENDA XR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 26 77
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

27 51
JANTOVEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 28 33
AZITHROMYCIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

A 29 58
CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 34
TRAMADOL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 33 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 16
CLOPIDOGREL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

36 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

37 24
PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 38 61
RANITIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 29
VENTOLIN HFA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

40 48
CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

41 67
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

42 30
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

43 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.