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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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15,635Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$839K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

406 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

4% of this provider’s 344 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 406 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 406 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$725K

2014

$748K

2015

$839K

2016

Number of Claims

14,298

2014

14,430

2015

15,635

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 1,006

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

835

prescriptions.

112

patients, 28% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 630

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

90

patients, 22% of all patients

2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 566

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

96

patients, 24% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

74

patients, 18% of all patients

4 7
FUROSEMIDE 464

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
SIMVASTATIN 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

6 6
GABAPENTIN 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

7 15
LISINOPRIL 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

8 3
TRAMADOL HCL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

O 9 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

O 10 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

11 12
SERTRALINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

12 18
LORAZEPAM 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

13 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

14 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

15 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

16 36
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

17 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 18 49
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

19 151
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

20 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

21 13
MELOXICAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

22 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

23 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

23 37
ALLOPURINOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

25 26
PREDNISONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

26 28
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 106
ATENOLOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

28 22
METFORMIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

29 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

29 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 27
METFORMIN HCL ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

32 42
MIRTAZAPINE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

32 32
VENTOLIN HFA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

34 71
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

34 45
CARVEDILOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

36 21
CLOPIDOGREL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

37 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

38 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

39 47
NAMENDA XR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 40 58
SPIRONOLACTONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 20
SYMBICORT 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

43 134
RANITIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 44 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

45 19
ALPRAZOLAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

46 33
CLONAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 44
INSULIN SYRINGE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 214
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

A 49 72
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 50 76
NOVOLOG 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

50 131
RISPERIDONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 P 52 69
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

53 52
TRAZODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 30
NITROFURANTOIN* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 A 53 183
PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 56 64
SINGLE USE SWAB 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 57 231
OXYCONTIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 O 57 161
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

57 92
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 57 122
TOPIRAMATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 61 128
GLIMEPIRIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 61 60
BUPROPION XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 63 93
CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 63 46
ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 63 67
BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

63 68
IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

67 119
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 67 38
PRIMIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 67 250
NEXIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 67 87
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

71 144
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 72 62
FENTANYL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 O 72 39
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. 31, 2011.
  • 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.