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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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15,957Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$793K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

542 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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 494 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

33% of this provider’s 542 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 542 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$638K

2014

$662K

2015

$793K

2016

Number of Claims

13,038

2014

14,248

2015

15,957

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
OMEPRAZOLE 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

2 7
SERTRALINE HCL 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

2 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

5 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

6 13
FUROSEMIDE 445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

7 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
LISINOPRIL 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

9 3
SIMVASTATIN 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

10 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

O 11 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

12 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

13 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

14 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

15 25
GABAPENTIN 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

16 15
MIRTAZAPINE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

17 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

18 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

19 19
CLOPIDOGREL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

20 23
METFORMIN HCL ER 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

21 42
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 22 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

23 14
RANITIDINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

24 43
JANTOVEN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

24 50
TRAMADOL HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

O 26 17
TRAZODONE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

26 30
GLIPIZIDE ER 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

28 98
ATENOLOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

29 22
LORAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

30 24
METFORMIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

31 10
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

<11 32 73
PREDNISONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

33 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 40
MELOXICAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

36 31
CLONAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 20
CARVEDILOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 21
FENTANYL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 40 39
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 36
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 29
ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 47
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 34
AMOXICILLIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

A 46 132
ROPINIROLE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 48 67
METOLAZONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

49 104
OLANZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 P 49 79
VESICARE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 51 148
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

52 37
OXYCODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 O 53 66
INVOKANA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 54 142
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 27
LEVOFLOXACIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

A 54 136
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 41
JANUVIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 58 63
DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 58 48
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 57
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 60 75
CREON 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 62 241
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 81
AZITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

A 63 65
ALPRAZOLAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 33
LATUDA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 66 198
LOVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 66 77
CALCITRIOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 68 246
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 O 69 109
OXCARBAZEPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 69 250
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

71 52
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

A 72 72
CHOLESTYRAMINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

72 262
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 March 13, 2013.
  • 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.