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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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13,584Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$579K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 87 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

439 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

4% of this provider’s 362 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

36% of this provider’s 439 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 439 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 16%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$565K

2014

$562K

2015

$579K

2016

Number of Claims

10,883

2014

11,246

2015

13,584

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 538

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 500

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 490

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

86

patients, 20% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

4 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

5 11
GABAPENTIN 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

6 12
SIMVASTATIN 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

7 3
TRAZODONE HCL 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

8 22
METFORMIN HCL 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

9 8
TRAMADOL HCL 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

O 10 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

11 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

12 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

13 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

14 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

O 15 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

16 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

17 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

18 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

19 6
BUSPIRONE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

20 104
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

21 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

22 9
PREDNISONE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

23 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

24 34
JANTOVEN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

<11 24 33
ATENOLOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

26 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 80
MIRTAZAPINE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

28 37
FENTANYL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

<11 O 29 62
ALLOPURINOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

30 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

31 15
SERTRALINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 18
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 O 33 70
CLOPIDOGREL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

34 32
RANITIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

35 29
METFORMIN HCL ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

36 35
SUCRALFATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

36 153
OLANZAPINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 83
NYSTATIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

39 102
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 60
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 20
CEPHALEXIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

A 43 96
FAMOTIDINE* 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

44 68
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

45 23
PAROXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 46 61
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 46 45
KLOR-CON M10 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 48 172
LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

49 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 49 56
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 51 98
ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 54
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 52 94
FLOVENT HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 54 181
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

54 130
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 56 51
BACLOFEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

57 81
GEMFIBROZIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 57 91
CARVEDILOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

57 40
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 60 75
ROPINIROLE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 61 85
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

A 61 108
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 63 73
MEMANTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 64 74
IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

64 72
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

66 44
DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 66 43
VESICARE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 68 185
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

69 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 69 53
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.