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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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13,873Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$451K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 65 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

313 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

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

30% of this provider’s 313 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 313 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

$32 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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

$411K

2014

$444K

2015

$451K

2016

Number of Claims

10,381

2014

10,215

2015

13,873

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 799

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

92

patients, 29% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 711

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

66

patients, 21% of all patients

2 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 580

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

3 8
OMEPRAZOLE 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
GABAPENTIN 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

6 15
SIMVASTATIN 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

7 6
TRAMADOL HCL 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

65

patients, 21% of all patients

O 8 17
LISINOPRIL 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

9 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

10 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

11 9
LORAZEPAM 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

12 24
SERTRALINE HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

13 18
FENTANYL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

O 13 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

15 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

16 13
CLOPIDOGREL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

17 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

18 25
ALLOPURINOL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

18 26
DULOXETINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

<11 20 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

21 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

O 22 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

23 20
MIRTAZAPINE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

24 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

25 7
CARVEDILOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

26 21
METFORMIN HCL ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

27 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
PREDNISONE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

29 28
SUCRALFATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

30 91
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

30 29
FINASTERIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

30 51
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 P 30 49
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

34 105
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

35 11
RANITIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

36 43
NAMENDA XR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 37 58
TRAZODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 38 30
METFORMIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

39 10
METOLAZONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

39 104
GALANTAMINE HBR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 41 207
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

42 133
MEMANTINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 43 117
QUINAPRIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

44 212
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

45 73
ALPRAZOLAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 46 33
CARBAMAZEPINE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 47 140
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

48 37
XARELTO 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 49 88
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 50 54
LYRICA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 51 61
ATENOLOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

52 22
FAMOTIDINE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

52 78
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

54 82
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 55 59
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O 56 129
CALCITONIN-SALMON 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

57 250
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 58 47
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 58 95
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 60 35
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 8, 2010.
  • 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.