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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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9,038Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

$333K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 159 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

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

48% 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 Idaho
lower than average

Antipsychotics

5% of this provider’s 283 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

25% of this provider’s 341 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 341 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$378K

2014

$331K

2015

$333K

2016

Number of Claims

9,252

2014

8,647

2015

9,038

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 530

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

93

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 390

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

76

patients, 22% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

69

patients, 20% of all patients

3 4
FUROSEMIDE 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

54

patients, 16% of all patients

4 10
OMEPRAZOLE 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

75

patients, 22% of all patients

5 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

54

patients, 16% of all patients

6 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

O 7 5
METFORMIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

8 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

9 19
GABAPENTIN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

10 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

11 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

12 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

13 11
TRAMADOL HCL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

O 14 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

15 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

16 40
SPIRONOLACTONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

17 45
LORAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

18 28
TRAZODONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

19 18
SERTRALINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

20 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

20 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

22 15
LOVASTATIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

23 46
ALLOPURINOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

24 31
RANITIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

25 37
DULOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

26 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

26 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

26 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

29 34
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

29 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

31 38
RISPERIDONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 P 32 72
ATENOLOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

33 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

34 21
CLOPIDOGREL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

35 42
METFORMIN HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

35 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

37 17
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 38 66
FAMOTIDINE* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

39 79
SIMVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

39 7
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 41 29
PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

41 59
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 43 44
PROAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

44 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 45 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P 46 54
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. 8, 2015.
  • 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.