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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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11,284Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

$702K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

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

25% 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 Idaho
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 779 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

17% of this provider’s 941 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 941 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$639K

2014

$628K

2015

$702K

2016

Number of Claims

10,916

2014

11,307

2015

11,284

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 557

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

150

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 534

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

153

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 478

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

146

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 472

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

140

patients, 15% of all patients

4 11
SPIRONOLACTONE 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

5 45
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

6 6
FUROSEMIDE 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

7 10
METFORMIN HCL ER 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

8 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

9 35
GABAPENTIN 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

10 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

O 11 5
LISINOPRIL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

12 3
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

13 116
SIMVASTATIN 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

14 7
ALLOPURINOL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

15 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

16 15
CARVEDILOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

17 30
PREDNISONE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

18 39
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

19 165
TAMSULOSIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

20 17
OLANZAPINE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

P 21 82
TRAZODONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

22 18
AZITHROMYCIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

A 22 58
TRAMADOL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

O 24 16
JANUVIA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

25 104
METFORMIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

26 8
CRESTOR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

27 97
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

28 57
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

29 107
FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

30 63
IRBESARTAN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

31 88
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

32 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

33 12
SPIRIVA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

34 78
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

35 13
ALPRAZOLAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

36 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

36 43
CLOPIDOGREL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

38 42
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

39 231
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

39 179
LORAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

41 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

42 44
SERTRALINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

42 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

44 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 48
DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

46 32
INVOKANA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

46 188
FENTANYL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 48 53
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

49 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

50 34
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 50 176
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

50 27
LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

53 64
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 Jan. 18, 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.