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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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10,576Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$747K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

466 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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 North Dakota
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 409 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

35% of this provider’s 466 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 466 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$683K

2014

$699K

2015

$747K

2016

Number of Claims

10,709

2014

10,027

2015

10,576

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 428

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

98

patients, 21% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 424

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
METFORMIN HCL 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

3 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

5 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

6 8
LISINOPRIL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

7 4
FUROSEMIDE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

8 3
GABAPENTIN 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

9 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

O 10 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

11 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

12 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

13 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

14 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

15 11
ALPRAZOLAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

16 36
OXYCODONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O 17 72
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

18 46
MIRTAZAPINE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

19 31
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 20 153
PREDNISONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

21 27
CLONIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

22 106
ALLOPURINOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

22 25
SERTRALINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 14
CRESTOR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

25 40
LORAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

26 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

27 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

28 26
LYRICA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

29 66
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

30 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

31 16
CLONAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 57
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

33 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

35 65
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

A 36 78
TRAMADOL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

O 37 18
ROPINIROLE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

38 67
FLUOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 50
PROMETHAZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 40 200
RALOXIFENE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 119
SPIRONOLACTONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

42 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 32
CLOPIDOGREL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 23
INVOKANA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 45 166
PAROXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 55
GLIMEPIRIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 52
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 204
AZITHROMYCIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

A 48 68
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 50 21
BUPROPION XL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 71
TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

53 30
BENICAR HCT 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 54 209
MELOXICAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 48
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 56 160
METHADONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 O 57 215
DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 58 42
GEMFIBROZIL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 58 111
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 60 58
BENICAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 61 169
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. 20, 2015.
  • 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.