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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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3,462Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 278 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

$238K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 243 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

188 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

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

35% of this provider’s 188 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 188 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

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

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$315K

2014

$164K

2015

$238K

2016

Number of Claims

4,814

2014

2,914

2015

3,462

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 194

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 17% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

32

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 138

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

3 62
WARFARIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

4 15
FUROSEMIDE 109

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

5 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 101

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

6 4
CLONAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 7 41
LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

8 64
TAMSULOSIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

9 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

O 10 5
METFORMIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

11 8
MELOXICAM 59

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

12 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 12% of all patients

13 25
GABAPENTIN 56

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

14 9
TRAMADOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

O 15 16
MYRBETRIQ 54

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 15 142
LISINOPRIL 53

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

17 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

18 12
SIMVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

19 7
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 Feb. 2, 2015.
  • 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.