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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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14,399Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$619K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

481 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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 South Dakota
lower than average

Antipsychotics

5% of this provider’s 407 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

39% of this provider’s 481 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 481 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$508K

2014

$607K

2015

$619K

2016

Number of Claims

10,620

2014

11,510

2015

14,399

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 728

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 535

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

95

patients, 20% of all patients

2 3
FUROSEMIDE 471

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

3 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 471

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

3 8
OMEPRAZOLE 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

6 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

7 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

8 20
GABAPENTIN 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

9 15
METFORMIN HCL 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
CARVEDILOL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

11 21
CLOPIDOGREL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

12 23
SERTRALINE HCL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

13 18
SIMVASTATIN 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

14 6
ALLOPURINOL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

15 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

O 16 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

17 12
GLIPIZIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

18 55
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

19 9
TRAMADOL HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O 20 17
PREDNISONE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

80

patients, 17% of all patients

21 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

22 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 13
ALPRAZOLAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

24 33
ATENOLOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

24 22
RISPERIDONE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

<11 P 26 69
DIGOXIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

27 53
LORAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

28 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

29 35
TERAZOSIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

30 86
DONEPEZIL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

31 25
MIRTAZAPINE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 32
CLONAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 44
FENTANYL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 34 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 49
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 74
TRAZODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 30
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 59
TORSEMIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

39 120
BUMETANIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

40 90
DULOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 48
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

42 11
MELOXICAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

43 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

44 14
LANTUS 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 85
XARELTO 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 46 88
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 38
BACLOFEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 49 68
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

49 76
CEFDINIR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

A 51 123
VENTOLIN HFA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

52 71
CRESTOR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

53 46
DIAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 54 138
FAMOTIDINE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

55 78
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

56 133
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 56 73
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN B 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 56 221
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

59 40
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

60 114
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 61 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

62 37
AMOXICILLIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

A 62 132
SUCRALFATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

64 91
OXYCODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 O 64 66
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

64 81
BUPROPION XL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 67 93
LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

A 67 136
SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 69 134
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 70 47
LACTULOSE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 70 113
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 Nov. 25, 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.