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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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8,629Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 173 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$382K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 355 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

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

50% 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 Minnesota
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

11% of this provider’s 515 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 515 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$373K

2014

$413K

2015

$382K

2016

Number of Claims

8,527

2014

9,135

2015

8,629

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 556

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

145

patients, 28% of all patients

1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 421

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

2 5
LISINOPRIL 370

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 331

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

5 2
SIMVASTATIN 317

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
GABAPENTIN 311

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

7 12
METFORMIN HCL 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

9 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

10 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

11 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

12 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O 13 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

14 15
ATENOLOL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

14 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

16 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

17 16
SERTRALINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

17 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

19 19
FUROSEMIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

20 7
METFORMIN HCL ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

21 35
TRAZODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

22 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

23 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

24 38
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

25 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

26 23
CLOPIDOGREL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 32
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

28 87
RANITIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

29 29
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

30 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 27
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

33 66
PROAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 69
CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

35 52
GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 35 57
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 103
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 38 30
VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

39 48
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 39 99
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 44
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 Jan. 7, 2016.
  • 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.