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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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15,608Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$868K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

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

41% 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 North Dakota
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 477 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

27% of this provider’s 519 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 519 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$431K

2014

$818K

2015

$868K

2016

Number of Claims

8,417

2014

14,444

2015

15,608

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
SIMVASTATIN 785

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

734

prescriptions.

104

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 763

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

95

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 749

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

727

prescriptions.

101

patients, 19% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 621

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

91

patients, 18% of all patients

4 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 514

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

5 10
LISINOPRIL 444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

7 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

9 16
OMEPRAZOLE 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

11 13
SERTRALINE HCL 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

12 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

13 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

14 5
GABAPENTIN 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

15 15
TRAMADOL HCL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

O 16 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

17 22
METFORMIN HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

18 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

19 29
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

O 20 19
CLOPIDOGREL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

21 23
MIRTAZAPINE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

22 31
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

23 143
ALLOPURINOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

24 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

25 21
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

26 70
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

27 41
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

28 46
LORAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

29 24
FENTANYL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 30 49
NEXIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

<11 31 97
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 53
MELOXICAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 48
ALPRAZOLAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 36
CARVEDILOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 28
NAMENDA XR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11 37 56
ATENOLOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 20
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 75
CITALOPRAM HBR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 26
RANITIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 41 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

41 37
DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 42
CLONAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 57
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 45 160
CRESTOR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 46 40
PREDNISONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

47 27
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 69
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 80
VALSARTAN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 50 84
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 51 101
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

52 138
QUINAPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 53 142
MEMANTINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 54 62
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

55 33
PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 55
LATANOPROST 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 57 109
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 58 39
TRAZODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 60 64
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 Dec. 28, 2015.
  • 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.