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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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6,676Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 46 out of 335 providers in this state and specialty

$338K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 69 out of 335 providers in this state and specialty

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

46% 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

26% of this provider’s 301 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 301 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$539K

2014

$393K

2015

$338K

2016

Number of Claims

7,713

2014

6,939

2015

6,676

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 364

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

54

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 358

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

58

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN 239

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

4 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

5 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

O 6 6
SERTRALINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

7 20
FUROSEMIDE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
LISINOPRIL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

10 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

11 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

12 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

13 5
METFORMIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

14 11
LORAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

15 19
TRAMADOL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

O 16 22
GABAPENTIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

17 10
FENTANYL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

O 18 46
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

19 48
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

20 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

21 14
ALLOPURINOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

22 28
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 23 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

23 36
PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

25 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 26 60
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

27 27
GEMFIBROZIL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 28 104
CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

28 67
CLOPIDOGREL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

30 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 30 41
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

O 32 44
TRAZODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

33 21
CARVEDILOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

34 23
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

A 34 157
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. 14, 2016.
  • 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.