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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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6,919Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 88 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$461K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

315 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

5% of this provider’s 261 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

35% of this provider’s 315 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 315 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$382K

2014

$397K

2015

$461K

2016

Number of Claims

7,154

2014

6,487

2015

6,919

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 276

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

1 4
LISINOPRIL 271

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

63

patients, 20% of all patients

2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

O 3 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
GABAPENTIN 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

6 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

7 11
TRAZODONE HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

8 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

9 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

10 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

11 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

12 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

13 7
SYNTHROID 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

14 56
METFORMIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

15 10
FLUOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

16 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

17 13
VOLTAREN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

18 121
RANITIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

19 43
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 P 19 49
SIMVASTATIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

21 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

22 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

22 37
KLOR-CON M10 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

24 212
BACLOFEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

25 68
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

26 8
ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 22
KLOR-CON M20 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 28 223
MIRTAZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

28 32
ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

30 26
TRAMADOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

O 31 17
SERTRALINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 32 18
PREDNISONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

33 28
PHENOBARBITAL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 33 231
CITALOPRAM HBR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

35 20
CLOPIDOGREL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

36 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

37 9
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 July 10, 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.