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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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5,928Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 103 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$390K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 79 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

325 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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 South 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 325 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 325 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$321K

2014

$353K

2015

$390K

2016

Number of Claims

5,919

2014

5,849

2015

5,928

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 394

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

68

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 215

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 212

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
SIMVASTATIN 209

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

5 5
LISINOPRIL 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
TRAMADOL HCL 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

O 7 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
GABAPENTIN 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

9 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

O 10 16
FUROSEMIDE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

11 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

12 14
METFORMIN HCL ER 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

13 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

14 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

15 27
SERTRALINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

16 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

17 8
SPIRONOLACTONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

18 35
CRESTOR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

19 46
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

20 45
TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

21 30
CARVEDILOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

22 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

23 11
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

24 71
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

24 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

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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 Jan. 31, 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.