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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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4,939Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 651 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$223K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 893 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

342 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

20% of this provider’s 342 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 342 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

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$228K

2014

$215K

2015

$223K

2016

Number of Claims

5,108

2014

5,010

2015

4,939

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 287

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

78

patients, 23% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 276

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 191

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

4 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

5 2
FUROSEMIDE 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

6 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 126

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

7 19
ATENOLOL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

8 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

9 4
GABAPENTIN 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

10 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

11 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

12 6
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

13 30
METFORMIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

14 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

15 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

15 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

17 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

18 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

19 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

20 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

21 24
LORAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

22 31
ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

23 25
RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

24 29
MELOXICAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

25 64
TRAMADOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O 25 21
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.