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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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8,867Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 64 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

$537K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 61 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

502 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

11% of this provider’s 502 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 502 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$409K

2014

$447K

2015

$537K

2016

Number of Claims

7,437

2014

7,901

2015

8,867

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 357

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 327

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

3 6
LISINOPRIL 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

5 11
GABAPENTIN 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

6 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

7 4
METFORMIN HCL 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

8 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

9 22
FUROSEMIDE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10
SIMVASTATIN 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

11 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

12 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

13 27
METFORMIN HCL ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

14 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

15 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

16 12
TRAZODONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

17 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

18 14
LORAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

19 28
MELOXICAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

20 24
RANITIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

21 37
CARVEDILOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

22 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

22 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O 24 5
SERTRALINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

24 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

24 17
DIAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

27 75
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 47
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

29 62
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

29 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

31 33
LANTUS 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 32 69
PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 33 59
DULOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 32
GLIPIZIDE ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 119
TRAMADOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 36 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

37 38
ALPRAZOLAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

37 26
BUSPIRONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 93
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 57
BACLOFEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

41 68
PREDNISONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

42 39
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 42 66
OXYCODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 42 49
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 126
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 42 56
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 47 121
TEMAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

47 106
PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

49 51
BUPROPION HCL SR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 99
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

51 29
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 52 50
ALLOPURINOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 31
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. 23, 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.