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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,691Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 96 providers in this state and specialty

$772K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 96 providers in this state and specialty

704 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

5% of this provider’s 704 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 704 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 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

$651K

2014

$788K

2015

$772K

2016

Number of Claims

12,700

2014

15,789

2015

14,691

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 714

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

146

patients, 21% of all patients

1 7
SIMVASTATIN 660

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

137

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 624

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

121

patients, 17% of all patients

3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 620

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

120

patients, 17% of all patients

4 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 588

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

5 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

6 15
OMEPRAZOLE 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
METFORMIN HCL 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

9 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
FUROSEMIDE 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

11 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

12 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

13 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

14 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

15 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

15 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

17 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

18 18
JANUVIA 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

19 55
GABAPENTIN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

20 14
SERTRALINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

21 16
ALLOPURINOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

22 21
CLOPIDOGREL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

23 17
LOVASTATIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

24 78
CARVEDILOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

25 24
ATENOLOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

26 27
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

26 33
CRESTOR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 40
GLIMEPIRIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 38
JANTOVEN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

<11 31 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

32 20
SPIRONOLACTONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

32 34
TRAZODONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

34 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

34 31
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

36 44
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 106
ADVAIR DISKUS 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

38 46
GLIPIZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 50
FLUOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 56
FINASTERIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 43
MIRTAZAPINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 30
RANITIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 57
VENTOLIN HFA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

44 73
BUSPIRONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 45 86
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 35
CHLORTHALIDONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 114
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 48
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 37
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 66
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 51 28
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 53
TRAMADOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 51 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 54 49
PROAIR HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 98
LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 56 76
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

57 83
DIGOXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 58 51
DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 58 52
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

60 68
VERAPAMIL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 61 95
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 Aug. 25, 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.