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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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10,217Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$396K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 76 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

497 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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 South Dakota
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 464 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

41% of this provider’s 497 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 497 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$472K

2014

$414K

2015

$396K

2016

Number of Claims

10,104

2014

9,723

2015

10,217

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
SIMVASTATIN 562

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

126

patients, 25% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 465

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 458

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

4 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
METFORMIN HCL 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

7 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

8 14
LISINOPRIL 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

9 3
ATENOLOL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

10 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

11 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

12 9
PREDNISONE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

12 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

O 14 16
SERTRALINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

15 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

16 7
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

17 37
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

18 76
DONEPEZIL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

19 25
CARVEDILOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

19 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

21 11
ALPRAZOLAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

22 33
AZITHROMYCIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

A 23 65
ALLOPURINOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

23 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

25 19
GLIPIZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

25 55
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 177
BENAZEPRIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

28 62
CLOPIDOGREL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 29
JANTOVEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

31 50
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

A 32 72
SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 35
GABAPENTIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

36 38
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 37 151
DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 53
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 13
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 57
MEMANTINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 41 117
KETOCONAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

42 250
VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 102
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 47
VENLAFAXINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 173
CEFUROXIME 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

A 46 137
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 Oct. 24, 2008.
  • 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.