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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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12,994Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$726K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

595 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

3% of this provider’s 481 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

38% of this provider’s 595 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 595 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$56 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

$729K

2014

$743K

2015

$726K

2016

Number of Claims

14,373

2014

13,894

2015

12,994

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 651

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

2 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

3 19
LISINOPRIL 373

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

6 2
TRAMADOL HCL 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

O 7 17
GABAPENTIN 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

8 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

9 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

10 5
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

11 29
MIRTAZAPINE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

12 32
SIMVASTATIN 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

13 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

14 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

O 15 16
METFORMIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

16 10
ATENOLOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

17 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

18 12
CLONAZEPAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

19 44
LORAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

20 24
FENTANYL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 21 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

22 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

23 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

23 13
CLOPIDOGREL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

25 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

26 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

27 52
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

A 28 97
ALPRAZOLAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 33
DULOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 48
METFORMIN HCL ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

31 42
SERTRALINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

31 18
FINASTERIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

31 51
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

35 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 20
ALLOPURINOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

37 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 45
LYRICA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 39 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

40 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 41 94
CRESTOR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 46
METHADONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 O 43 216
BACLOFEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 43 68
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 45 49
DUTASTERIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 184
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 57
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 48 70
LOVASTATIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 77
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 51 54
ONDANSETRON HCL* 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 153
IBUPROFEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 53 119
TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

54 30
RALOXIFENE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 55 164
SPIRONOLACTONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 35
TOPIRAMATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 57 128
ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 57 83
HYDROCORTISONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

59 244
ELIQUIS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 60 101
FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 61 246
ZETIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 61 103
DIGOXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 53
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 64 74
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 64 127
DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 66 138
OXYCODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 O 66 66
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.