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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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6,784Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 62 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$484K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

452 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

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

14% of this provider’s 452 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 452 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$283K

2014

$471K

2015

$484K

2016

Number of Claims

4,667

2014

7,104

2015

6,784

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 534

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

118

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 256

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 250

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

4 7
LISINOPRIL 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

6 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

7 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

8 12
SERTRALINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

8 14
FUROSEMIDE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

10 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

11 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

12 8
ATENOLOL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

13 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

14 34
METFORMIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

15 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

16 22
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

16 44
CRESTOR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

18 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

19 10
FENOFIBRATE* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

20 114
TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

21 30
FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

22 91
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O 23 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

24 47
MELOXICAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

25 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 26 21
CLOPIDOGREL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

26 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 26
GABAPENTIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

29 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 16
LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

31 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 29
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 32 33
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

34 95
JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 35 79
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 46
CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 128
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 Sept. 15, 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.