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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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6,681Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 110 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

$325K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 165 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

370 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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 Idaho
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

26% of this provider’s 370 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 370 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$206K

2014

$295K

2015

$325K

2016

Number of Claims

5,141

2014

5,799

2015

6,681

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
LISINOPRIL 277

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 265

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 247

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

O 5 5
LOVASTATIN 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

6 46
METFORMIN HCL ER 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

7 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

8 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

9 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

10 12
SIMVASTATIN 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

10 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

12 4
FUROSEMIDE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

13 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

14 19
TRAMADOL HCL 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

O 15 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

15 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

17 15
METFORMIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

18 8
GABAPENTIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

19 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

20 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

21 17
TRAZODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

22 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

23 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

23 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

25 25
ATENOLOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

26 36
PREDNISONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

27 39
PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

28 51
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 95
ALPRAZOLAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 30 26
CLOPIDOGREL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

31 42
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

32 50
ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 32 31
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 32 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 33
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

36 70
RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

36 37
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 38 190
CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

38 30
TERAZOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 38 139
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 41 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

41 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 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.