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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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12,001Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$535K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

535 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% 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 South Dakota
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

37% of this provider’s 535 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 535 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$515K

2014

$562K

2015

$535K

2016

Number of Claims

12,609

2014

11,987

2015

12,001

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 633

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 502

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
FUROSEMIDE 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

7 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

8 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

9 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

10 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

11 8
TRAMADOL HCL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

O 12 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

13 11
METFORMIN HCL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

14 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

15 20
PREDNISONE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

16 28
GABAPENTIN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

17 15
MELOXICAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

18 31
ATENOLOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

19 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

20 13
SERTRALINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

21 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

22 19
ALPRAZOLAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

23 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

24 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

24 40
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O 26 16
LORAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

27 24
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 74
CARVEDILOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

29 21
ALLOPURINOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

30 26
METFORMIN HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 42
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 34
BENAZEPRIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

34 62
ADVAIR DISKUS 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 83
DIGOXIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 36 53
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 36 45
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

38 57
FINASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 37
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 41 82
GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 42 55
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

43 92
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 52
FENTANYL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 45 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 38
CEPHALEXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

A 47 80
GLIMEPIRIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 60
NEXIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 49 87
AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

A 49 65
CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

49 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

A 52 72
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

A 53 162
CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 46
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 Sept. 2, 2009.
  • 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.