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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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13,165Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 335 providers in this state and specialty

$459K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 335 providers in this state and specialty

554 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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 Montana
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 2%.

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Antibiotics

34% of this provider’s 554 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 554 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$552K

2014

$437K

2015

$459K

2016

Number of Claims

13,296

2014

12,474

2015

13,165

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 633

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

1 8
OMEPRAZOLE 524

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 477

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

O 4 6
LISINOPRIL 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

5 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

6 9
SIMVASTATIN 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

7 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

8 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

9 5
METFORMIN HCL 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

10 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

11 18
TRAMADOL HCL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

O 12 22
MELOXICAM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

13 24
LORAZEPAM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

14 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

15 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

16 7
GABAPENTIN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

17 10
SERTRALINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

18 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

19 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

20 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

21 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

22 14
GLIPIZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

23 79
RISPERIDONE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 24 77
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

O 25 85
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 48
FLUOXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

27 33
ALLOPURINOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

28 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

29 13
LEVETIRACETAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 110
CARBAMAZEPINE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 31 168
PREDNISONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

31 32
TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

33 21
ALPRAZOLAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 42
CLOPIDOGREL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 40
CLONAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 31
RANITIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

37 58
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 72
CEPHALEXIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A 39 90
ATENOLOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 25
PAROXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 41 61
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 42 60
CARVEDILOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 23
LEVOFLOXACIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

A 44 132
ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 45 133
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 51
LANTUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 47 108
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 P 48 56
DONEPEZIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 48 41
SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 45
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 51 159
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 51 26
OLANZAPINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P 53 103
GLIPIZIDE XL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 53 192
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

A 53 98
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 56 44
GEMFIBROZIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 57 104
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 58 204
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 80
OXYCODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 60 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 61 52
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 61 68
BACLOFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 63 69
DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 70
VERAPAMIL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 119
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 May 13, 2008.
  • 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.