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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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19,136Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$693K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

685 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

19% of this provider’s 662 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

24% of this provider’s 685 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 685 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$114K

2014

$307K

2015

$693K

2016

Number of Claims

2,597

2014

7,537

2015

19,136

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 814

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

792

prescriptions.

119

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 788

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

761

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 766

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

733

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
FUROSEMIDE 694

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

4 7
SERTRALINE HCL 670

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

5 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 533

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

6 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 531

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
TRAZODONE HCL 509

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

8 22
GABAPENTIN 499

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

9 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

10 34
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

P 11 47
MIRTAZAPINE 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

12 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

13 16
SIMVASTATIN 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

14 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

15 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

16 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

17 4
JANTOVEN 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

18 33
METFORMIN HCL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

19 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

20 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

21 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

22 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

23 27
RANITIDINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

24 29
LEVETIRACETAM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

25 86
ATENOLOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

26 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

27 51
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

27 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

30 30
TRAMADOL HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

O 31 21
MEMANTINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 74
PAROXETINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

33 61
DULOXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 43
OLANZAPINE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 34 83
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

36 56
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

37 36
OXYCODONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O 38 39
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 155
CLOPIDOGREL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

38 32
PREDNISONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

41 28
RISPERIDONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 42 71
CARVEDILOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

43 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

44 10
ALLOPURINOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 25
SPIRONOLACTONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 59
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 80
CEPHALEXIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

A 48 96
BACLOFEN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 49 81
FLUOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

50 44
PROPRANOLOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 50 144
LOVASTATIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 55
LATANOPROST 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 113
FAMOTIDINE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 68
ADVAIR DISKUS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 54
SPIRIVA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 76
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

57 26
VOLTAREN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

59 127
BUMETANIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 140
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 98
NYSTATIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

62 102
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 89
HALOPERIDOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 P 64 222
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

A 65 119
GEMFIBROZIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 66 91
TORSEMIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 67 100
NYSTOP 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

68 169
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 57
TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 A 69 255
NAMENDA XR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 69 77
HYDROXYUREA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 69 312
LAMOTRIGINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 73 124
ARIPIPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 74 158
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 75 38
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 Oct. 20, 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.