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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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9,646Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 335 providers in this state and specialty

$478K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 335 providers in this state and specialty

394 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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 Montana
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

15% of this provider’s 394 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 394 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$506K

2014

$544K

2015

$478K

2016

Number of Claims

9,075

2014

9,239

2015

9,646

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 462

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 409

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

O 3 6
LISINOPRIL 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
SIMVASTATIN 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
FUROSEMIDE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

7 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

8 15
METFORMIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

10 5
LORAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

11 19
OXYCODONE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

O 12 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

13 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

14 9
ALLOPURINOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

15 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

16 13
IBUPROFEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

17 89
VENTOLIN HFA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

18 47
GABAPENTIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

19 10
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 20 49
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

20 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

22 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

22 17
FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

24 55
TIZANIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

25 76
GLIMEPIRIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

26 57
PAROXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

27 61
TRAZODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

28 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

29 36
ALPRAZOLAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 12
ATENOLOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 25
MELOXICAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

33 24
DIAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 33 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 36 50
CARVEDILOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 23
CARISOPRODOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 38 183
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

39 37
TOPIRAMATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 39 156
BUPROPION HCL SR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 41 136
CLONAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 42 31
PROMETHAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 43 128
DONEPEZIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 44 41
ARIPIPRAZOLE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 45 160
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 72
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 47 68
GEMFIBROZIL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 48 104
ESTRADIOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 48 109
TRAMADOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O 50 22
SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 50 73
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 52 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 52 60
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 Aug. 17, 2017.
  • 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.