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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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15,696Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$798K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

487 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

11% of this provider’s 458 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

33% of this provider’s 487 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 487 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$815K

2014

$847K

2015

$798K

2016

Number of Claims

18,033

2014

17,196

2015

15,696

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 805

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

771

prescriptions.

102

patients, 21% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 713

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

116

patients, 24% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 530

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

4 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

6 8
OMEPRAZOLE 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

7 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

O 8 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

9 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

10 13
SPIRONOLACTONE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

10 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

12 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

13 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

14 9
TRAMADOL HCL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

O 15 17
GABAPENTIN 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

16 15
FENTANYL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O 17 39
METFORMIN HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

18 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

19 25
CARVEDILOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

20 21
LORAZEPAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

21 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

22 19
SIMVASTATIN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

23 6
MIRTAZAPINE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

24 32
PREDNISONE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

25 28
TRAZODONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

26 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P 27 49
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

28 106
BUMETANIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

28 90
SERTRALINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

30 18
CLOPIDOGREL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

31 23
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

32 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

A 33 72
ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 47
XARELTO 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 36 88
CLONAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 44
LEVETIRACETAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 38 108
MELOXICAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 31
JANUVIA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 39 63
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

41 38
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 100
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 54
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 43 210
DIGOXIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 53
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 84
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

A 47 97
OLANZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 P 48 79
BACLOFEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 68
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 50 27
ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

50 33
SPIRIVA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

50 96
BYSTOLIC 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 53 125
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 54 36
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 48
FAMOTIDINE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 56 78
PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 64
ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 83
OXYCODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O 58 66
PRADAXA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 60 190
ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

60 22
LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 61
ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 67
DEXAMETHASONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

63 194
VESICARE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 65 148
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

66 29
NYSTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

67 154
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 68 267
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 Feb. 6, 2013.
  • 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.