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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Emergency Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,729Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

$540K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

345 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

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

28% of this provider’s 345 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 39%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 345 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 31%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $23 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 6.


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

$546K

2014

$581K

2015

$540K

2016

Number of Claims

11,373

2014

11,747

2015

11,729

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
OMEPRAZOLE 647

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

98

patients, 28% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 450

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

72

patients, 21% of all patients

2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

62

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

59

patients, 17% of all patients

4 9
SIMVASTATIN 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

5 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

6 2
METFORMIN HCL 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

7 10
LISINOPRIL 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
GABAPENTIN 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

9 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

10 15
RANITIDINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

11 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

12 33
FUROSEMIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

13 6
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

14 34
OXYCODONE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

O 15 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

15 12
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

O 17 17
IBUPROFEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

18 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

19 23
ATENOLOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

20 27
PREDNISONE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

21 19
TRAMADOL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

O 22 13
PROAIR HFA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

23 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

24 14
ALPRAZOLAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

25 45
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

O 26 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

27 28
LORAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

28 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

29 26
JANUVIA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

30 47
CITALOPRAM HBR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

31 16
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

O 32 35
TEMAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

33 48
LYRICA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

33 48
SERTRALINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

35 21
VENTOLIN HFA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

36 50
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

37 51
MIRTAZAPINE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

38 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

39 18
CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

40 53
CLOPIDOGREL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 41 43
ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 42 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

42 54
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

42 54
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 45 57
SYMBICORT 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

46 58
TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

47 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

48 59
VOLTAREN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

49 60
TIZANIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

49 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 51 63
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 52 65
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

53 30
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 53 66
SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

53 66
CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 56 69
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 O 57 70
CARVEDILOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 58 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.