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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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10,624Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 335 providers in this state and specialty

$509K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 335 providers in this state and specialty

520 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% 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 Montana
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

25% of this provider’s 520 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 520 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$538K

2014

$495K

2015

$509K

2016

Number of Claims

9,587

2014

10,170

2015

10,624

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 437

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

94

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

89

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

3 7
SIMVASTATIN 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

5 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

O 7 6
METFORMIN HCL 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

9 9
GABAPENTIN 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

11 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

12 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

13 30
ATENOLOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

14 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

15 36
LORAZEPAM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

16 19
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

17 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

18 17
FUROSEMIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

19 8
ALPRAZOLAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

20 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

21 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

22 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

23 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

24 38
DULOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

26 18
SERTRALINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

27 20
OXYCODONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 28 29
CARVEDILOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

29 23
CLONAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

30 31
TRAZODONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 21
TRAMADOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 31 22
VENTOLIN HFA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

33 47
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 34 44
TIZANIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 76
METFORMIN HCL ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

37 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

37 34
CLOPIDOGREL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

37 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 33
MELOXICAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

41 24
ALLOPURINOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 28
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 75
JANUVIA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 66
ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 50
FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 45 198
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 100
FENTANYL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 O 48 46
PROAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

49 74
ESTRADIOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 50 109
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. 9, 2014.
  • 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.