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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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9,692Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$591K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

530 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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 441 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

22% of this provider’s 530 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 530 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$527K

2014

$539K

2015

$591K

2016

Number of Claims

7,648

2014

7,920

2015

9,692

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 436

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 400

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

98

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 367

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
SIMVASTATIN 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
FUROSEMIDE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

7 4
GABAPENTIN 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

8 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

9 19
TRAMADOL HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

O 10 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

11 13
SERTRALINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

12 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

13 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

14 8
METFORMIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

15 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

16 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

17 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

18 25
LORAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

19 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

19 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 21 29
CLONAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

22 44
FLUOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

23 47
ATENOLOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

24 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 70
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

26 36
ALPRAZOLAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

27 33
METFORMIN HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

27 42
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 27 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

30 52
ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

30 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 11
DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 33 48
MELOXICAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 31
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 35 73
JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 36 63
CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 46
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 84
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 39 144
PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 40 64
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 74
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 37
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 May 9, 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.