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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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11,986Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 46 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$870K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

645 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

17% of this provider’s 645 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 645 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$836K

2014

$833K

2015

$870K

2016

Number of Claims

12,845

2014

11,946

2015

11,986

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 565

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

134

patients, 21% of all patients

1 4
LISINOPRIL 494

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

127

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
METFORMIN HCL 416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

3 8
OMEPRAZOLE 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

6 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 373

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

7 6
SIMVASTATIN 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

8 3
FUROSEMIDE 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

9 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

O 10 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

11 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

12 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

13 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

14 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

15 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

16 27
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

17 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

18 20
TRAMADOL HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O 19 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

20 19
CRESTOR 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

21 67
WARFARIN SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

22 15
ALLOPURINOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

23 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

24 42
JANTOVEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

24 33
GABAPENTIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

26 12
ATENOLOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

27 13
CLOPIDOGREL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

28 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

29 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

30 26
RANITIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

31 29
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

32 143
SYMBICORT 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

33 107
SPIRIVA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 76
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 50
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

35 93
SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

38 44
OXYCODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 38 39
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 40 121
ALPRAZOLAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 49
CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 52
PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

43 69
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 51
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 30
ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 209
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

46 48
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 48 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 May 9, 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.