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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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12,293Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$807K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

617 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

5% of this provider’s 451 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

31% of this provider’s 617 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 617 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$1.04M

2014

$949K

2015

$807K

2016

Number of Claims

14,443

2014

12,800

2015

12,293

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
SIMVASTATIN 435

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

109

patients, 18% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 433

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

120

patients, 19% of all patients

2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

3 5
GABAPENTIN 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

4 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

5 2
LISINOPRIL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

6 1
METFORMIN HCL 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

8 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

9 11
TRAZODONE HCL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

10 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

11 15
ATENOLOL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

12 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

13 20
FUROSEMIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

14 7
ALPRAZOLAM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

15 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

16 9
ADVAIR DISKUS 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

17 54
SERTRALINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

18 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

P 19 47
TIZANIDINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

20 84
LEVETIRACETAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

21 86
CLONAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

22 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

23 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

24 19
LORAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

25 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

25 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

27 24
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

28 93
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

28 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

30 46
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

31 16
GLIPIZIDE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

32 63
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

O 32 17
VENTOLIN HFA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

32 48
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

32 259
TRAMADOL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O 36 21
ALLOPURINOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

36 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

O 38 45
NIFEDIPINE ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

39 176
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

41 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 44
PREDNISONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

43 28
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

44 41
AZITHROMYCIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

A 45 58
CARVEDILOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 40
DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

45 43
OXYCODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O 48 39
PAROXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 61
OLANZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P 50 83
TOPIRAMATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

50 137
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 50 217
MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 37
IBUPROFEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

54 72
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 98
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

55 14
BUPRENORPHINE-NALOXONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 57 273
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

57 10
RANITIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 29
LYRICA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 60 99
PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

61 69
CEFUROXIME 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

A 62 160
CLOPIDOGREL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

63 32
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

63 66
HYDROXYZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 65 247
CLONIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

66 111
NIFEDICAL XL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

67 297
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

68 60
ONDANSETRON HCL* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

69 195
SUBOXONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 70 120
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 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 Nov. 4, 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.