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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Surgery

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,581Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 60 providers in this state and specialty

$283K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 60 providers in this state and specialty

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

22% 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

27% of this provider’s 256 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 256 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 36%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $31 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 3.


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

$334K

2014

$317K

2015

$283K

2016

Number of Claims

7,391

2014

6,716

2015

6,581

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
FUROSEMIDE 379

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

61

patients, 24% of all patients

1 4
LISINOPRIL 258

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

40

patients, 16% of all patients

2 6
SIMVASTATIN 256

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

40

patients, 16% of all patients

3 10
OMEPRAZOLE 237

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

38

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

5 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

6 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

6 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

9 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

10 17
ALLOPURINOL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

11 18
DULOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

12 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

13 2
JANTOVEN 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

14 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

15 25
METFORMIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

16 21
GABAPENTIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

17 20
CELECOXIB 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

18 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

19 28
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

20 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

21 19
CLOPIDOGREL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 22 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

23 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 24 31
METFORMIN HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 25 50
FINASTERIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

26 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

O 27 3
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 28 12
MELOXICAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

29 27
SERTRALINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 29 54
FENTANYL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 O 31 39
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 32 58
DONEPEZIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 33 36
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 July 13, 2012.
  • 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.