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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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17,097Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$842K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

636 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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 583 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

43% of this provider’s 636 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 636 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$947K

2014

$930K

2015

$842K

2016

Number of Claims

19,092

2014

17,827

2015

17,097

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 866

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

776

prescriptions.

167

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 769

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

741

prescriptions.

168

patients, 26% of all patients

2 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

3 13
FUROSEMIDE 571

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

117

patients, 18% of all patients

4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 569

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

114

patients, 18% of all patients

5 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 561

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

107

patients, 17% of all patients

6 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

7 12
LORAZEPAM 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

8 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

9 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

10 7
SERTRALINE HCL 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

11 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

12 11
SIMVASTATIN 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

13 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

14 14
LISINOPRIL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

15 3
RANITIDINE HCL 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

16 43
METFORMIN HCL 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

17 10
PREDNISONE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

123

patients, 19% of all patients

18 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

19 19
GABAPENTIN 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

20 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

21 20
CLOPIDOGREL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

22 23
TRAMADOL HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

O 23 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

O 24 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

25 25
ALLOPURINOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

26 26
NAMENDA XR 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

27 58
ALPRAZOLAM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

28 33
TRAZODONE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

29 30
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

30 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

31 27
ATENOLOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

31 22
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

33 81
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

35 37
CRESTOR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

36 46
CARVEDILOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

37 21
GLIPIZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

38 55
MIRTAZAPINE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 32
ADVAIR DISKUS 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 83
METOLAZONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 104
CEFDINIR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

A 42 123
FENTANYL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 42 39
SUCRALFATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

44 91
CLONIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 95
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 36
CEPHALEXIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

A 47 80
MELOXICAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

47 31
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 82
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 29
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 111
VENTOLIN HFA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

52 71
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

53 92
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 40
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A 54 97
FINASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

56 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

57 54
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

A 58 162
AMOXICILLIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

A 59 132
NEXIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 59 87
CARTIA XT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

61 124
PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 62 64
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

62 114
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A 64 72
SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 65 96
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 Sept. 2, 2009.
  • 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.