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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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9,027Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 144 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$651K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

411 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% 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 Minnesota
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 323 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

21% of this provider’s 411 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 411 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 16%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$665K

2014

$746K

2015

$651K

2016

Number of Claims

9,243

2014

10,186

2015

9,027

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
SIMVASTATIN 546

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

139

patients, 34% of all patients

1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 375

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

O 2 17
LISINOPRIL 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

77

patients, 19% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

81

patients, 20% of all patients

4 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

5 15
FUROSEMIDE 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

7 6
METFORMIN HCL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

9 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

10 2
ATENOLOL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

11 13
OXYCODONE HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

O 12 39
LORAZEPAM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

13 31
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

14 130
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

15 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

15 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

17 24
PREDNISONE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

18 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

19 16
TRAZODONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

19 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

21 4
TRAMADOL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

O 22 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

23 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

24 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

25 30
PAROXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

26 61
CLONAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 52
ALPRAZOLAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

28 49
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

29 66
TEMAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 170
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

30 87
VENTOLIN HFA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

32 48
TOPIRAMATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

33 137
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

34 27
METFORMIN HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

35 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

36 44
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 37 219
ALLOPURINOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

37 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

39 53
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 36
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

41 56
CITALOPRAM HBR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

41 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

41 26
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 44 180
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

45 14
GABAPENTIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

46 12
SERTRALINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

47 18
RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 48 29
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 Dec. 21, 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.