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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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11,016Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

$605K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

230 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
23% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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 Idaho
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

32% of this provider’s 230 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

60% of this provider’s 230 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$634K

2014

$704K

2015

$605K

2016

Number of Claims

10,174

2014

11,782

2015

11,016

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 864

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

96

patients, 42% of all patients

O 1 5
GABAPENTIN 414

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

52

patients, 23% of all patients

2 9
OMEPRAZOLE 407

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

60

patients, 26% of all patients

3 2
LORAZEPAM 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

44

patients, 19% of all patients

4 28
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

35

patients, 15% of all patients

5 1
LISINOPRIL 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

43

patients, 19% of all patients

6 3
FUROSEMIDE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

34

patients, 15% of all patients

7 10
TRAZODONE HCL 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

43

patients, 19% of all patients

8 18
METFORMIN HCL ER 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

9 23
SIMVASTATIN 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

10 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

11 21
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 10% of all patients

12 66
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

O 13 60
TRAMADOL HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

O 13 16
BUPROPION HCL SR 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

15 99
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

16 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

17 6
SERTRALINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

18 20
ALPRAZOLAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

19 26
PROAIR HFA 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

41

patients, 18% of all patients

20 51
SPIRONOLACTONE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

21 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

22 29
LAMOTRIGINE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

22 103
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

O 24 56
ONDANSETRON ODT 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 7% of all patients

25 157
VENTOLIN HFA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

37

patients, 16% of all patients

26 70
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

27 4
DULOXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

28 32
ESTRADIOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

29 67
METFORMIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 30 8
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 5% of all patients

31 52
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O 32 135
BACLOFEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

33 68
LYRICA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

34 64
TOPIRAMATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 5% of all patients

35 131
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 36 19
METHADONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 O 37 71
CLONAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 7% of all patients

37 41
DIAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 39 75
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

39 34
IBUPROFEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

41 74
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 42 44
PROMETHAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 43 138
METHOCARBAMOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 7% of all patients

44 234
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 44 177
NAPROXEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 46 105
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 46 159
CARVEDILOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 48 30
ROPINIROLE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 49 55
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 50 54
METHOTREXATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 51 251
OLANZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 52 82
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 53 27
OXYCODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 O 54 49
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 54 178
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 54 76
ARIPIPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 57 134
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 5% of all patients

58 78
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 58 35
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 June 29, 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.