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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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11,142Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 335 providers in this state and specialty

$739K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 335 providers in this state and specialty

453 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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 Montana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 400 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

24% of this provider’s 453 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 453 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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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

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$604K

2014

$602K

2015

$739K

2016

Number of Claims

9,016

2014

9,657

2015

11,142

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 885

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

767

prescriptions.

136

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 428

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

84

patients, 19% of all patients

2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

5 7
CARVEDILOL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

6 23
DULOXETINE HCL 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

7 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

8 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

9 34
METFORMIN HCL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

10 11
FUROSEMIDE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

11 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

12 9
SIMVASTATIN 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

13 4
MELOXICAM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

14 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

O 15 6
SPIRONOLACTONE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

16 45
METFORMIN HCL ER 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

17 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

18 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

19 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

20 12
GABAPENTIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

21 10
LORAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

22 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

23 17
ATENOLOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 25
VICTOZA 2-PAK 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

25 172
FLUOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

25 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

25 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

28 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

28 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 30 44
OXYCONTIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 O 31 115
SPIRIVA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

34 37
CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

35 31
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

A 36 126
CITALOPRAM HBR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 16
RANITIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 38 58
TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

40 21
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

41 75
VOLTAREN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

42 91
NATEGLINIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 43 195
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 38
BUSPIRONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 44 96
LANTUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 46 108
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. 24, 2016.
  • 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.