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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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7,066Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 56 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$254K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 101 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

244 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

0% of this provider’s 231 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

32% of this provider’s 244 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 244 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$241K

2014

$237K

2015

$254K

2016

Number of Claims

6,314

2014

6,693

2015

7,066

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 429

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

53

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 348

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

45

patients, 18% of all patients

2 7
FUROSEMIDE 271

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

39

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 270

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

48

patients, 20% of all patients

4 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

5 11
OMEPRAZOLE 248

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

39

patients, 16% of all patients

6 6
SIMVASTATIN 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

40

patients, 16% of all patients

7 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

8 12
LISINOPRIL 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

34

patients, 14% of all patients

9 4
ATENOLOL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

10 20
SERTRALINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

11 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

11 5
METFORMIN HCL ER 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

13 63
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

14 13
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

15 44
JANTOVEN 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

16 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

17 8
PREDNISONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 14% of all patients

18 27
RANITIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

19 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 19 22
CLOPIDOGREL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

21 23
TRAMADOL HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

O 22 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 23 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 24 45
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 25 205
GABAPENTIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

26 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

27 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 28 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 29 47
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 30 53
METFORMIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 30 9
NEXIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 32 97
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 33 173
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 9, 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.