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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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6,929Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 60 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$453K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

434 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

15% of this provider’s 434 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 434 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$475K

2014

$485K

2015

$453K

2016

Number of Claims

7,798

2014

7,401

2015

6,929

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 334

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

88

patients, 20% of all patients

1 5
LISINOPRIL 293

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 281

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

4 1
SIMVASTATIN 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
FUROSEMIDE 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

7 3
TAMSULOSIN HCL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

8 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

10 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

11 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

12 13
METFORMIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

13 9
ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

14 25
CLOPIDOGREL 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

15 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

16 52
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

17 32
SERTRALINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

18 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

19 10
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

20 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

21 39
CARVEDILOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

22 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

23 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

24 21
CELECOXIB 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 128
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

26 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

27 22
MIRTAZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

27 31
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

29 125
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

30 37
METFORMIN HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

31 63
SYMBICORT 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 110
GABAPENTIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 58
TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 30
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 Sept. 11, 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.