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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,319Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

633 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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 Minnesota
lower than average

Antipsychotics

17% of this provider’s 586 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

27% of this provider’s 633 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 633 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$123K

2014

$767K

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

2,254

2014

17,428

2015

28,319

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 1,210

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,135

prescriptions.

123

patients, 19% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,173

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,132

prescriptions.

156

patients, 25% of all patients

2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 1,162

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,017

prescriptions.

133

patients, 21% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 1,141

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,014

prescriptions.

113

patients, 18% of all patients

4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 947

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

915

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

5 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 941

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

853

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

6 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 818

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

797

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

7 34
JANTOVEN 798

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

725

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

8 33
GABAPENTIN 795

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

761

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

9 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 708

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

10 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 701

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

11 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 666

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

12 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 572

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

13 19
SIMVASTATIN 549

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

14 3
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

15 30
SERTRALINE HCL 474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

16 18
METFORMIN HCL 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

17 8
NAMENDA XR 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

18 77
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

P 19 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

20 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

21 9
TRAZODONE HCL 365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

22 22
DULOXETINE HCL 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

23 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

24 20
TRAMADOL HCL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

O 25 21
RANITIDINE HCL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

26 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

27 14
ATENOLOL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

28 13
RISPERIDONE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

P 29 71
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

30 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

31 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

32 23
MIRTAZAPINE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

33 37
MEMANTINE HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

34 74
CLOPIDOGREL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

35 32
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

36 73
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

37 36
CARVEDILOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

38 40
ALLOPURINOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 38
SPIRONOLACTONE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 59
GLIMEPIRIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 42
FINASTERIDE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 65
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

44 80
LEVETIRACETAM 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 86
FLUOXETINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 44
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 75
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

48 26
NYSTATIN 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

49 102
OLANZAPINE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 50 83
LATANOPROST 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

51 113
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

52 206
CHOLESTYRAMINE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

53 224
PREDNISONE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

54 28
SPIRIVA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 76
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

56 89
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

57 155
HYDRALAZINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 94
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 51
GLIPIZIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 57
LORAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

61 31
GLIPIZIDE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 62 63
LOVASTATIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 55
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 148
LAMOTRIGINE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 65 124
ROPINIROLE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 66 85
JANUVIA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 67 78
CLONAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 52
VOLTAREN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

69 127
AMOXICILLIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A 69 116
METFORMIN HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 71 35
SYMBICORT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 107
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

72 66
KLOR-CON M20 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

74 211
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 75 285
LOPERAMIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

76 135
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 98
ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 54
BACLOFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 77 81
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 177
ALPRAZOLAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

81 49
NAMENDA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 81 315
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 5, 2014.
  • 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.