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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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16,780Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$658K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

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

25% 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

4% of this provider’s 591 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

28% of this provider’s 637 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 637 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$721K

2014

$703K

2015

$658K

2016

Number of Claims

15,825

2014

15,848

2015

16,780

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,023

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

992

prescriptions.

144

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 637

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

123

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 576

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
METFORMIN HCL 565

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

4 9
FUROSEMIDE 552

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 489

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

6 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

7 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
OMEPRAZOLE 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

9 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

10 5
GABAPENTIN 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

11 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

12 17
SERTRALINE HCL 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

13 14
ATENOLOL 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

14 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

15 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

16 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

17 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

18 13
TRAMADOL HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

O 19 18
FINASTERIDE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

20 54
MIRTAZAPINE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

21 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

22 34
CLOPIDOGREL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

23 23
LORAZEPAM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

24 24
JANTOVEN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

<11 25 35
SPIRONOLACTONE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

26 45
PREDNISONE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

27 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

28 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 16
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

30 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

31 22
DULOXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

33 47
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 102
MELOXICAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

35 48
RANITIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 51
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O 37 19
ALLOPURINOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

38 25
CRESTOR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

41 37
NAMENDA XR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 41 56
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 43 38
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 44 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 64
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 46 80
TIZANIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

46 130
BACLOFEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 48 77
ROPINIROLE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 49 67
GLIPIZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 60
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 51 43
NEXIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 52 97
LANSOPRAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 53 207
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 54 132
FENTANYL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 O 55 49
DIGOXIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 55 61
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 46
QUINAPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 142
CARBAMAZEPINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 59 98
MEMANTINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 59 62
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

A 59 119
GLYBURIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 62 213
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 63 58
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 63 123
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 65 75
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A 66 68
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

66 95
CLONAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 66 57
ELIQUIS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 66 139
RISPERIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 70 59
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 May 10, 2012.
  • 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.