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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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14,338Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$743K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

421 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

5% of this provider’s 345 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

36% of this provider’s 421 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 421 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$644K

2014

$721K

2015

$743K

2016

Number of Claims

11,766

2014

12,823

2015

14,338

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 576

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

88

patients, 21% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 566

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

80

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
SIMVASTATIN 521

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

77

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
LISINOPRIL 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

78

patients, 19% of all patients

4 4
JANTOVEN 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

5 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

6 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

7 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

8 10
OMEPRAZOLE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

9 6
SERTRALINE HCL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

10 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

11 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

12 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

13 5
ALLOPURINOL 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

14 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

15 11
ALPRAZOLAM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

16 36
TRAMADOL HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

O 17 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

O 18 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

19 13
GABAPENTIN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

20 15
LORAZEPAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

21 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

22 39
CLOPIDOGREL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

23 23
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

24 33
RISPERIDONE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

<11 P 25 59
METFORMIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

26 9
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 82
DONEPEZIL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

28 21
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

29 153
METFORMIN HCL ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 63
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

31 22
ATENOLOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

32 20
OXYCODONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O 32 72
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 75
FLUOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 34 50
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 38
LYRICA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 37 66
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

38 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 39 32
ZETIA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 40 87
MIRTAZAPINE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 40 31
MELOXICAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

42 48
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 43 70
DIGOXIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 44 61
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

44 80
GLIPIZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

46 60
PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

47 27
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 69
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

47 44
CLONAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 50 57
VOLTAREN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

51 134
FENOFIBRATE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

52 91
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

53 29
FAMOTIDINE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 54 74
DILT-XR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 55 136
CARVEDILOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

56 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 56 53
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 58 112
VENTOLIN HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

59 75
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 59 55
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 61 58
NYSTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

62 146
NOVOLOG 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 63 155
ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 63 67
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

65 41
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

A 65 78
HALOPERIDOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P 67 227
TOPIRAMATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 67 89
GLIMEPIRIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 67 52
PRAZOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 67 227
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 Jan. 22, 2014.
  • 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.