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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,896Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 96 providers in this state and specialty

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 96 providers in this state and specialty

564 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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 North Dakota
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 521 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

18% of this provider’s 564 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 564 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$904K

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1.1M

2016

Number of Claims

16,308

2014

18,467

2015

19,896

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
FUROSEMIDE 903

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

858

prescriptions.

129

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 784

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

722

prescriptions.

105

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 744

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

717

prescriptions.

108

patients, 19% of all patients

3 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 650

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

4 10
LISINOPRIL 542

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

5 7
SIMVASTATIN 533

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

6 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

7 5
GABAPENTIN 474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

8 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

9 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

10 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

11 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

12 22
METFORMIN HCL 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

13 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

O 14 28
TRAZODONE HCL 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

15 32
TRAMADOL HCL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

O 16 23
SERTRALINE HCL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

17 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

18 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

19 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

20 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

21 15
CARVEDILOL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

22 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

23 20
MIRTAZAPINE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

24 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

25 18
ALLOPURINOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

26 21
FAMOTIDINE* 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

27 62
CLONAZEPAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 60
JANTOVEN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

28 26
ATENOLOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

30 19
CLOPIDOGREL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 17
LORAZEPAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

31 29
DULOXETINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 52
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 121
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

35 91
TERAZOSIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 99
SPIRONOLACTONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

37 34
ROPINIROLE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 65
FINASTERIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

40 35
SPIRIVA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

41 100
SEROQUEL XR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 42 154
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 31
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 96
ALPRAZOLAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

45 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 25
PAROXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 70
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

49 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 P 50 71
LOVASTATIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 78
PREDNISONE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

52 36
SYMBICORT 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

53 103
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 41
VENTOLIN HFA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

56 73
DIGOXIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

57 51
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 89
NEXIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 59 113
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 59 84
ZETIA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 59 54
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

62 68
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 39
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

64 61
GLIPIZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 50
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 87
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

66 37
CRESTOR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 40
METFORMIN HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 59
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 66
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

A 71 150
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 72 48
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 73 115
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 53
NAMENDA XR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 74 58
CELECOXIB 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 85
FENTANYL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 77 63
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 49
BUSPIRONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

79 86
LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 80 80
MEMANTINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 74
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 80 42
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 80 148
MELOXICAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 84 72
LACTULOSE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 84 122
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 84 187
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 87 118
VENLAFAXINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 87 189
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 87 189
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 87 189
BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 91 111
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 92 56
BUDESONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 93 200
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 Dec. 29, 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.