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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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10,442Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

$621K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

581 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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 Idaho
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

18% of this provider’s 581 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 581 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$444K

2014

$577K

2015

$621K

2016

Number of Claims

7,800

2014

9,461

2015

10,442

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 659

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

139

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 474

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

122

patients, 21% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 458

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

129

patients, 22% of all patients

3 4
LISINOPRIL 374

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

109

patients, 19% of all patients

4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

5 6
FUROSEMIDE 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

6 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

7 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
MELOXICAM 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

9 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

O 10 5
TRAZODONE HCL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

11 18
DULOXETINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

12 32
METFORMIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

13 8
RANITIDINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

14 37
GABAPENTIN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

15 9
TRAMADOL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

O 16 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

17 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

17 25
CARVEDILOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

19 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

20 19
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

21 44
SIMVASTATIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

21 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

23 15
BUPROPION XL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

24 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

24 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

26 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

27 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

28 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 14
METFORMIN HCL ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

30 23
PAROXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

31 59
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

32 13
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 95
ALPRAZOLAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 26
ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

35 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 34
CLOPIDOGREL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 42
CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 38 110
ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 55
LYRICA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 64
PREDNISONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

41 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 43
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

43 100
LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

44 35
ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 54
TOPIRAMATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 48 131
CLONAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 49 41
LOVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 51 73
GLIMEPIRIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 40
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. 9, 2017.
  • 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.