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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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13,515Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$644K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

529 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

4% of this provider’s 454 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

30% of this provider’s 529 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 529 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$589K

2014

$649K

2015

$644K

2016

Number of Claims

10,812

2014

12,194

2015

13,515

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 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

3 7
FUROSEMIDE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

4 4
SIMVASTATIN 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

5 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

6 13
OMEPRAZOLE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

7 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

8 5
TRAMADOL HCL 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

O 8 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

O 10 16
SERTRALINE HCL 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

11 18
CLONAZEPAM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

12 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

13 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

14 9
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

14 29
METFORMIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

16 10
GABAPENTIN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

17 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

18 11
JANTOVEN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

19 50
CLOPIDOGREL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

20 23
FENTANYL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 20 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

22 8
LORAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

23 24
FLUOXETINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

24 47
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

25 45
CARVEDILOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

26 21
SPIRONOLACTONE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

27 35
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 70
MELOXICAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

29 31
NEXIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

30 87
MIRTAZAPINE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

30 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

30 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 20
RANITIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 43
RISPERIDONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 69
BACLOFEN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 68
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 37 54
PREDNISONE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

38 28
BUPROPION XL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 93
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

40 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 36
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 42 155
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 P 43 49
ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 26
ONDANSETRON HCL* 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

45 153
OXYCODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 46 66
METFORMIN HCL ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

47 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

48 34
VOLTAREN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

48 121
METOLAZONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 48 104
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 51 59
DONEPEZIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 25
ATENOLOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

53 22
LACTULOSE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 53 113
DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 55 48
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 57 38
RENVELA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 58 172
GLIMEPIRIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 60
TOVIAZ 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 60 187
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

60 92
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

62 127
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

63 37
LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 64 61
TRAZODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 65 30
CEPHALEXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

A 65 80
CARTIA XT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 67 124
PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 67 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 69 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 52
CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 46
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 72 99
NAMENDA XR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 72 58
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 Nov. 8, 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.