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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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19,685Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$991K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

719 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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 North 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

44% of this provider’s 719 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 719 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 18%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$940K

2014

$987K

2015

$991K

2016

Number of Claims

18,574

2014

18,241

2015

19,685

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 912

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

764

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 747

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

2 7
SIMVASTATIN 667

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 666

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

4 16
OMEPRAZOLE 617

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 612

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 514

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

7 8
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 502

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

8 43
SERTRALINE HCL 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

9 14
METFORMIN HCL 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

10 9
TRAMADOL HCL 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

O 11 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

12 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

13 13
FUROSEMIDE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

14 3
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

15 39
LISINOPRIL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

16 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

17 12
PREDNISONE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

18 27
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

19 44
LORAZEPAM 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

20 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

21 17
CLOPIDOGREL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

22 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

23 22
CEPHALEXIN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

A 24 73
ATENOLOL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

25 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

26 11
ALPRAZOLAM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

27 36
GABAPENTIN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

27 15
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

29 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

30 32
MIRTAZAPINE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

31 31
CARVEDILOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 28
FENTANYL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 33 49
LEVOFLOXACIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

A 34 107
LYRICA 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11 35 66
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

O 36 83
ALLOPURINOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

37 25
GLIPIZIDE XL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 179
RISPERIDONE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 59
CITALOPRAM HBR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 64
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 42 58
TRAZODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 30
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

44 165
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 46
NAMENDA XR 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 46 56
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

47 33
HYDRALAZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 115
DONEPEZIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 21
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

A 50 116
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O 50 19
NIFEDIPINE ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 52 126
DIGOX 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 140
METOLAZONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 53 103
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

55 104
FELODIPINE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 56 175
VALSARTAN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 56 84
OXYCODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 58 72
DULOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 59 42
FAMOTIDINE* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 59 74
FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 50
CEFPROZIL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

A 62 202
FINASTERIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 63 54
CRESTOR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 40
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 65 80
CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 66 57
SPIRONOLACTONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 66 45
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 99
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 37
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 152
BUPROPION XL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 70 71
CARBAMAZEPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 72 98
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 P 73 38
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A 74 78
BYSTOLIC 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 75 187
RANITIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 76 51
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 69
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 34
CELECOXIB 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 79 128
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 80 123
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 75
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 82 101
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 82 151
JANUVIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 84 79
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.