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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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9,232Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 56 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$477K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

197 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

10% of this provider’s 136 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

32% of this provider’s 197 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 197 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 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

$351K

2014

$418K

2015

$477K

2016

Number of Claims

5,877

2014

6,355

2015

9,232

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
SIMVASTATIN 411

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

32

patients, 16% of all patients

1 6
LISINOPRIL 336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

46

patients, 23% of all patients

2 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

31

patients, 16% of all patients

3 13
FUROSEMIDE 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

30

patients, 15% of all patients

4 4
SERTRALINE HCL 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

5 18
CLOPIDOGREL 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

6 23
OMEPRAZOLE 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

32

patients, 16% of all patients

7 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

23

patients, 12% of all patients

8 5
GABAPENTIN 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

28

patients, 14% of all patients

9 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 17% of all patients

O 10 16
SYNTHROID 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

27

patients, 14% of all patients

11 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 12% of all patients

12 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

13 8
TRAZODONE HCL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

13 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

15 7
METFORMIN HCL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

16 10
CARVEDILOL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

16 21
TRAMADOL HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

23

patients, 12% of all patients

O 18 17
OXYCODONE HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

O 19 66
RANITIDINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 13% of all patients

20 43
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

21 122
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 14% of all patients

22 100
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11 23 54
LORAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

23 24
CLONAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 25 44
CLONIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 26 95
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 27 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

28 14
MIRTAZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 29 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 30 49
RENVELA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 31 172
KLOR-CON 10 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

32 176
WARFARIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 33 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 34 25
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 35 112
CITALOPRAM HBR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 36 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 37 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 38 47
NOVOFINE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

39 175
OXYCONTIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 O 40 161
ONDANSETRON HCL* 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 40 153
BACLOFEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 42 68
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

43 45
PREDNISONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

43 28
RISPERIDONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 P 45 69
CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

46 46
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 47 257
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 O 48 94
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 48 61
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 Oct. 28, 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.