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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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10,150Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$527K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

358 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

21% of this provider’s 358 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 358 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$513K

2014

$532K

2015

$527K

2016

Number of Claims

10,565

2014

10,630

2015

10,150

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 448

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

1 16
LISINOPRIL 429

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

78

patients, 22% of all patients

2 4
FUROSEMIDE 428

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

63

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 388

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

68

patients, 19% of all patients

4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

5 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

6 10
SIMVASTATIN 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

7 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

8 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

9 5
OMEPRAZOLE 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

10 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

11 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

12 11
SERTRALINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

13 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

14 8
MIRTAZAPINE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

15 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

16 26
ATENOLOL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

17 20
METFORMIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

18 9
GABAPENTIN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

19 15
TRAMADOL HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

O 20 18
CLOPIDOGREL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

21 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

22 17
ALLOPURINOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

23 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

24 21
CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

25 28
ULORIC 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 26 196
GLIMEPIRIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

27 52
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

O 28 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

28 39
LOVASTATIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

30 90
SPIRONOLACTONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

30 45
PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

32 27
CLONAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 33 57
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 34 121
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 35 80
MEMANTINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 36 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 36 50
TRAZODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

38 30
FENTANYL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O 39 49
LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

40 24
BUPROPION XL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 40 71
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

42 37
PRADAXA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 42 187
NEXIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 44 97
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 45 53
CARBAMAZEPINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 45 98
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.