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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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7,041Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 97 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

$328K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 162 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

423 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

32% of this provider’s 423 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 423 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$456K

2014

$368K

2015

$328K

2016

Number of Claims

8,371

2014

7,449

2015

7,041

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 420

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

80

patients, 19% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 309

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 275

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

3 3
METFORMIN HCL 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

4 8
GABAPENTIN 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

5 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

6 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

O 7 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

8 11
LOVASTATIN 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

9 46
SIMVASTATIN 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

10 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

11 6
DULOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

12 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

13 19
CLONAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

14 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

14 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

16 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

17 34
MELOXICAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

17 24
FUROSEMIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

19 10
ALPRAZOLAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

20 26
TRAZODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

21 18
CARVEDILOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 22 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

23 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

24 15
TRAMADOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O 25 16
TEMAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 26 106
FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

26 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 28 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

29 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 30 21
CLOPIDOGREL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 30 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

32 4
BACLOFEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

33 68
AMOXICILLIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

A 34 143
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 17
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 July 12, 2007.
  • 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.