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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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9,803Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 106 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$527K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 120 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

535 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

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

20% of this provider’s 535 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 535 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$436K

2014

$494K

2015

$527K

2016

Number of Claims

7,844

2014

8,596

2015

9,803

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 448

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

1 5
LISINOPRIL 402

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
SIMVASTATIN 381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

5 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

6 10
TRAMADOL HCL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O 7 21
GABAPENTIN 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

8 12
ATENOLOL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

9 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O 10 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

11 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

12 53
METFORMIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

13 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

14 14
OXYCODONE HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 15 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

16 11
VENTOLIN HFA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

17 48
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 4% of all patients

18 93
FUROSEMIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

19 7
FINASTERIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

20 65
TAMSULOSIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

21 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

22 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

23 27
LORAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

24 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

25 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 19
CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

27 52
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

27 24
DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

29 43
TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 22
METFORMIN HCL ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

31 35
LYRICA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 99
ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 25
RANITIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

34 29
ALPRAZOLAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 34 49
GLIPIZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

36 57
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 30
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

37 36
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 73
SYMBICORT 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 107
RISPERIDONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 41 71
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 42 180
NEXIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 43 132
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

43 66
SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 18
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 46 75
ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 47 115
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

48 69
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. 29, 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.