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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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11,272Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$528K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

562 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

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

31% of this provider’s 562 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 562 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$536K

2014

$569K

2015

$528K

2016

Number of Claims

11,202

2014

11,046

2015

11,272

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 587

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 531

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 406

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

4 7
METFORMIN HCL 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

5 9
SIMVASTATIN 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

6 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

7 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

8 10
LISINOPRIL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

9 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

10 8
SERTRALINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

11 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

12 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

13 21
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

14 70
CARVEDILOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

15 28
MIRTAZAPINE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

<11 16 31
ALLOPURINOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

16 25
ALPRAZOLAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

18 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

18 26
TRAMADOL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 18 18
ATENOLOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

21 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

22 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

23 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

24 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

24 41
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

<11 26 43
GLIPIZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

27 60
FINASTERIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

29 37
DIGOXIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

30 61
PAROXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 30 55
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 11
CEPHALEXIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

A 33 73
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 33
GABAPENTIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

35 15
LOVASTATIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 90
TAMSULOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 17
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 80
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 39 108
CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 22
RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 51
JANTOVEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 35
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 43 180
PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

45 27
LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 24
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

46 152
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 99
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 129
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 50 190
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 52 39
SYNTHROID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 53 94
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

54 46
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P 55 38
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 Nov. 28, 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.