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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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6,186Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 64 out of 335 providers in this state and specialty

$384K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 335 providers in this state and specialty

359 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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 Montana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

5% of this provider’s 299 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

13% of this provider’s 359 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 359 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$467K

2014

$445K

2015

$384K

2016

Number of Claims

6,146

2014

6,878

2015

6,186

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 265

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

1 8
SIMVASTATIN 219

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

69

patients, 19% of all patients

2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

5 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

6 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

6 1
LISINOPRIL 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

8 2
TRAMADOL HCL 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

O 9 22
METFORMIN HCL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

10 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

O 11 6
GABAPENTIN 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

12 10
FENTANYL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

O 13 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

14 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

15 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

16 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

16 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

18 9
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

19 65
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

20 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

21 12
CARVEDILOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

22 23
DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

23 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

24 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

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 Oct. 25, 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.