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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,939Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 96 providers in this state and specialty

$2.65M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 96 providers in this state and specialty

826 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

2% of this provider’s 722 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

17% of this provider’s 826 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 826 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$127 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$930K

2014

$2.08M

2015

$2.65M

2016

Number of Claims

15,973

2014

18,904

2015

20,939

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 831

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

157

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 770

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

155

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 738

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

159

patients, 19% of all patients

3 7
FUROSEMIDE 592

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 546

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

5 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

7 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

8 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
GABAPENTIN 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

10 14
OMEPRAZOLE 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

11 6
METFORMIN HCL 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

12 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

13 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

14 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

15 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

O 16 28
CLOPIDOGREL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

17 17
CARVEDILOL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

18 24
ALPRAZOLAM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

19 45
FAMOTIDINE* 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

20 62
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

21 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

22 34
TRAZODONE HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

23 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

24 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

25 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

25 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

27 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

28 35
OXYCODONE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 88
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

30 37
MIRTAZAPINE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

30 30
ALLOPURINOL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

32 21
SERTRALINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

33 16
TRAMADOL HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

O 34 23
ADVAIR DISKUS 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

35 46
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

36 41
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

37 44
ATENOLOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

37 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

39 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

40 18
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

41 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

42 64
FENTANYL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 43 63
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 67
TIZANIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

45 134
VALSARTAN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 82
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

46 49
CLONAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 60
LORAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

49 29
HYDRALAZINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

50 89
MELOXICAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

51 72
FLUOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

52 56
PREDNISONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

53 36
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

54 66
METFORMIN HCL ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 59
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

56 39
DULOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 52
CLONIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 105
RANITIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

59 57
CRESTOR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

60 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 31
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

61 128
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

63 53
VENTOLIN HFA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

63 73
LYRICA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 65 80
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

66 68
MEMANTINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 67 74
PROAIR HFA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

68 98
BUSPIRONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 86
JANTOVEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 70 26
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 71 175
PAROXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 70
FINASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 43
SYNTHROID 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 104
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 47
BUPROPION XL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 108
VERAPAMIL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 95
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

78 137
RISPERIDONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 P 79 94
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 106
LOVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 78
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 81 96
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 81 126
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P 84 71
ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 85 65
GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 86 50
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 121
FLOVENT HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 88 205
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 Aug. 16, 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.