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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,387Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 96 providers in this state and specialty

$985K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 96 providers in this state and specialty

668 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

2% of this provider’s 612 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

17% of this provider’s 668 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 668 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$144K

2014

$798K

2015

$985K

2016

Number of Claims

1,688

2014

11,404

2015

16,387

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 903

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

857

prescriptions.

162

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 642

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

125

patients, 19% of all patients

2 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 598

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

137

patients, 21% of all patients

3 4
FUROSEMIDE 553

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

111

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

5 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

6 11
LISINOPRIL 462

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

7 7
SIMVASTATIN 452

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

8 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

9 10
METFORMIN HCL 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

10 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

11 9
GABAPENTIN 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

12 14
TRAMADOL HCL 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

O 13 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

14 8
ATENOLOL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

15 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

16 15
LORAZEPAM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

17 29
JANTOVEN 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

18 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

18 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

20 13
CLOPIDOGREL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

21 17
ALLOPURINOL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

22 21
SERTRALINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

23 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

24 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

25 27
MIRTAZAPINE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

26 30
FINASTERIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

26 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

28 22
LOVASTATIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

29 78
SPIRONOLACTONE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

29 34
TRAZODONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

31 32
CRESTOR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

32 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

33 64
CITALOPRAM HBR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 25
CARVEDILOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 24
PREDNISONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

36 36
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

37 37
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

38 33
MELOXICAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 72
RANITIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 57
PAROXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 70
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 39
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O 43 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

44 101
ROPINIROLE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

44 65
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

46 68
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

46 89
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

48 35
VENTOLIN HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

49 73
GLIPIZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 50
XARELTO 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 51 69
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

52 53
LEVETIRACETAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 53 109
LYRICA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 53 80
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 55 102
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 42
TIZANIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 56 134
OXYCODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 58 88
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 52
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 155
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 48
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 61
FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 56
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

A 64 150
BYSTOLIC 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 133
FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 123
RAMIPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 93
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 137
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

68 83
QUINAPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 68 147
SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 103
SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 71 100
GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 38
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

74 98
CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 74 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 Jan. 7, 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.