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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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11,526Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 53 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$577K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 89 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

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

47% 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

3% of this provider’s 435 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

37% of this provider’s 493 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 493 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$496K

2014

$563K

2015

$577K

2016

Number of Claims

9,357

2014

9,837

2015

11,526

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
FUROSEMIDE 449

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 426

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

107

patients, 22% of all patients

2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 409

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
GABAPENTIN 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

4 12
SIMVASTATIN 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

6 6
LISINOPRIL 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

7 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

8 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

9 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

10 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

11 9
LORAZEPAM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

12 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

13 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

14 14
MIRTAZAPINE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

15 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

16 10
PREDNISONE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

17 28
TRAMADOL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

O 18 21
TRAZODONE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

19 22
JANTOVEN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

20 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

21 23
SERTRALINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

22 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 46
WARFARIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

23 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

25 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

26 27
ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

27 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 28 17
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

29 66
CLOPIDOGREL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 32
METFORMIN HCL ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

31 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

33 24
MELOXICAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

34 64
FLUOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

34 44
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

36 41
CLONAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 52
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

38 53
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

A 39 108
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 50
METFORMIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

40 8
MYRBETRIQ 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 207
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 43 89
MEMANTINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 44 74
FAMOTIDINE* 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 45 68
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 46 47
RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 29
CARVEDILOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 48 40
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 49 155
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 88
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 Nov. 7, 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.