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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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11,169Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 335 providers in this state and specialty

$536K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 335 providers in this state and specialty

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

45% 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

20% of this provider’s 532 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 532 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$424K

2014

$510K

2015

$536K

2016

Number of Claims

9,875

2014

10,400

2015

11,169

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 442

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 442

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

1 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

3 9
SIMVASTATIN 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

5 7
MELOXICAM 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

6 24
GABAPENTIN 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

7 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

O 8 6
CARVEDILOL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

9 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

10 5
LISINOPRIL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

11 2
TAMSULOSIN HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

12 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

13 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

13 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

15 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

16 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

17 57
METFORMIN HCL ER 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

18 43
TRAZODONE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

18 21
LORAZEPAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

18 19
FUROSEMIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

21 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

22 18
FINASTERIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

23 55
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

24 14
METFORMIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

25 11
ALPRAZOLAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

26 42
PREDNISONE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

27 32
CLONAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 31
CALCITRIOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 29 124
SPIRONOLACTONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

30 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 60
TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 32 22
ALLOPURINOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

34 38
FAMOTIDINE* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

35 84
CLOPIDOGREL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 36
MIRTAZAPINE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 37 53
CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

37 67
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 52
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 34
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 180
TORSEMIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 82
CEPHALEXIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

A 44 90
AZITHROMYCIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

A 45 64
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 45 87
OXYCODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 45 29
DIAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

48 70
FLUCONAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

48 192
ELIQUIS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 50 113
DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 50 26
RANITIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 58
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 54
TEMAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 54 136
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 55 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 56 68
DONEPEZIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 56 41
SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 58 78
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 Aug. 17, 2017.
  • 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.