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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

JOHN SKRETVEDT MD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,930Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 461 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$255K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 756 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

378 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% 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 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

11% of this provider’s 378 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 378 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$182K

2014

$190K

2015

$255K

2016

Number of Claims

3,623

2014

4,450

2015

5,930

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 372

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

82

patients, 22% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 325

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

75

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 250

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

3 5
FUROSEMIDE 238

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

6 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

7 10
ATENOLOL 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

8 13
METFORMIN HCL 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

10 4
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

11 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

12 11
GABAPENTIN 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

13 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

14 6
CARVEDILOL 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

15 40
JANTOVEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 16 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

17 30
ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

18 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

19 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

O 20 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

21 23
TRAZODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

22 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 23 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

24 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

24 14
SERTRALINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

26 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 19
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 April 11, 2011.
  • 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.