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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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15,192Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$563K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 96 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

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

50% 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

2% of this provider’s 564 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

15% of this provider’s 625 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 625 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$442K

2014

$551K

2015

$563K

2016

Number of Claims

10,166

2014

11,326

2015

15,192

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,070

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,055

prescriptions.

157

patients, 25% of all patients

1 6
LISINOPRIL 692

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

124

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
SIMVASTATIN 692

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

117

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 642

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
JANTOVEN 485

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

5 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

6 9
OMEPRAZOLE 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

8 4
FUROSEMIDE 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

9 7
METFORMIN HCL 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

10 8
RAMIPRIL 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

11 125
SERTRALINE HCL 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

12 18
CHLORTHALIDONE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

13 79
CITALOPRAM HBR 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

14 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

15 14
CARVEDILOL 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

16 40
MIRTAZAPINE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

17 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

17 34
GABAPENTIN 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

19 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

20 20
ALLOPURINOL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

21 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

22 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

23 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

24 10
TRAMADOL HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O 25 21
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

26 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

27 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

28 59
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

O 29 17
DULOXETINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

30 43
WARFARIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

31 15
ATENOLOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

32 13
CELECOXIB 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 33 112
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

34 51
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

35 11
RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

36 29
TRAZODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 37 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

38 27
FLUOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 44
CARTIA XT 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

39 109
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

39 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 23
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 43 75
NYSTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

44 102
PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

45 28
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 46 155
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 89
LYRICA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 48 99
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 56
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 49 279
TERAZOSIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 49 95
VALSARTAN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 52 105
CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 67
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 54 88
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 55 118
LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 31
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

57 66
IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 58 72
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

59 48
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. 27, 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.