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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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10,222Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

$577K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

472 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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 Idaho
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 399 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

22% of this provider’s 472 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 472 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$535K

2014

$538K

2015

$577K

2016

Number of Claims

9,507

2014

9,889

2015

10,222

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
OMEPRAZOLE 491

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

93

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 401

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 378

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
METFORMIN HCL 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

4 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

5 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

6 6
GABAPENTIN 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

7 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

8 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

O 9 5
FUROSEMIDE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
SIMVASTATIN 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

11 7
LOVASTATIN 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

12 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

13 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

14 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

15 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

16 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

17 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

18 15
TRAZODONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

19 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

20 22
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

21 124
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

22 47
CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

23 30
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

23 80
ALLOPURINOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

25 31
TRAMADOL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O 26 16
FENTANYL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 27 53
ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

28 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

30 38
CLOPIDOGREL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 42
PREDNISONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

32 39
VENTOLIN HFA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

33 70
GLIMEPIRIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 34 40
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 131
DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 36 32
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 37 118
CLONAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 41
LORAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 28
SERTRALINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 20
SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 84
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

43 25
ROPINIROLE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 43 55
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 45 44
SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 45 78
PROAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

47 51
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 48 64
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 Dec. 28, 2016.
  • 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.