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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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8,619Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 67 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

$477K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 77 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

408 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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 Idaho
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

40% of this provider’s 408 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 408 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$362K

2014

$416K

2015

$477K

2016

Number of Claims

7,568

2014

8,039

2015

8,619

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 325

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 324

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

2 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

3 13
LISINOPRIL 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

5 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

O 6 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

7 12
FUROSEMIDE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

7 10
METFORMIN HCL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

9 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

10 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
GABAPENTIN 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

12 9
SERTRALINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

13 20
TRAZODONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

14 18
MELOXICAM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

15 24
ALLOPURINOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

16 31
LORAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

17 28
TRAMADOL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

O 18 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

19 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

20 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

20 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

22 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

23 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

24 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

25 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

26 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 29
CHLORTHALIDONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

28 115
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

29 19
KLOR-CON M20 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 123
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 31 62
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

32 162
GLIPIZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 33 81
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 34 27
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 35 102
ATENOLOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 36 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

36 40
METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

38 23
LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 39 69
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 June 6, 2018.
  • 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.