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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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8,453Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 63 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$360K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 91 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

294 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% 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 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

34% of this provider’s 294 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 294 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$343K

2014

$366K

2015

$360K

2016

Number of Claims

8,290

2014

8,001

2015

8,453

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 450

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

58

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 346

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

60

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 343

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

3 4
SIMVASTATIN 332

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

4 6
LISINOPRIL 324

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 312

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

6 8
TRAMADOL HCL 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

O 7 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

8 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

9 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

10 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

11 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

12 14
CLOPIDOGREL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

13 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

14 13
GABAPENTIN 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

15 15
CARVEDILOL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

16 21
ATENOLOL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

17 22
ALLOPURINOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

18 26
DIGOX 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

19 163
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

O 20 16
METFORMIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

20 10
LORAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

22 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

23 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

24 11
MEMANTINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 25 117
MIRTAZAPINE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 26 32
TRAZODONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

27 30
SERTRALINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

28 18
CLONAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 28 44
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 30 59
MELOXICAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 31 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

31 27
PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

33 28
CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

34 95
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

34 57
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 36 54
ALPRAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

36 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 49
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 39 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 39 70
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 June 8, 2010.
  • 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.