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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,470Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 24 providers in this state and specialty

$234K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 24 providers in this state and specialty

534 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% 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 North Dakota
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 481 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

13 of this provider’s 534 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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Opioids

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

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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

$151K

2014

$186K

2015

$234K

2016

Number of Claims

4,341

2014

5,460

2015

6,470

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 667

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

147

patients, 28% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 510

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

129

patients, 24% of all patients

2 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 477

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

102

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
CARVEDILOL 423

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
CLOPIDOGREL 374

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
LISINOPRIL 290

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 272

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

7 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

8 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

9 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

10 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

11 12
SIMVASTATIN 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

12 13
JANTOVEN 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

13 9
ELIQUIS 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

14 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

15 15
OMEPRAZOLE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

16 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

17 35
NITROSTAT 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

18 21
DIGOXIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

19 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

20 10
DILTIAZEM HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

21 37
RANITIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

22 39
AMIODARONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

23 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

24 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

25 41
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

26 32
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

27 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 49
ATENOLOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 24
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 23, 2012.
  • 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.