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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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10,620Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$649K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

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

21% 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

25% of this provider’s 558 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 558 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$599K

2014

$626K

2015

$649K

2016

Number of Claims

10,857

2014

10,504

2015

10,620

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 542

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

101

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 457

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 449

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

3 6
FUROSEMIDE 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

7 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
LISINOPRIL 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

9 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

10 13
MELOXICAM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

11 48
LORAZEPAM 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

12 24
GABAPENTIN 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

13 15
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

14 44
METFORMIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

15 9
SERTRALINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

16 14
TRAMADOL HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

O 17 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

18 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

19 16
ATENOLOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

20 20
SPIRONOLACTONE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

21 45
CLOPIDOGREL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

22 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

23 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

24 12
TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

25 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

26 52
PREDNISONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

27 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

28 26
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 41
RALOXIFENE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 119
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

30 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

30 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

30 47
PAROXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 55
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 82
MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 31
BUPROPION XL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 71
RANITIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 37 51
ALLOPURINOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 25
DIGOXIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 61
ZETIA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 41 87
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 64
BACLOFEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 43 77
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 44 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 34
RISPERIDONE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 P 46 59
METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 63
JANTOVEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 48 35
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 3, 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.