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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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6,999Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 58 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$369K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 65 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

357 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

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

22% of this provider’s 357 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 357 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$361K

2014

$331K

2015

$369K

2016

Number of Claims

6,546

2014

6,722

2015

6,999

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 390

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

72

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 352

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

70

patients, 20% of all patients

2 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 330

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

76

patients, 21% of all patients

3 13
OMEPRAZOLE 284

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

4 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

5 8
SIMVASTATIN 272

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

6 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 260

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

64

patients, 18% of all patients

7 5
LISINOPRIL 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

8 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

9 12
METFORMIN HCL ER 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

10 63
FUROSEMIDE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

11 3
GLIMEPIRIDE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

12 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

13 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

14 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

14 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

16 32
SERTRALINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

17 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

18 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

19 22
TRAMADOL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O 20 18
CRESTOR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

21 40
ALPRAZOLAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

22 36
ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

23 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

24 17
TRAZODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

24 30
CLOPIDOGREL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

26 23
SYNTHROID 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

26 94
GABAPENTIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

28 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 53
MELOXICAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

30 48
ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 31 20
ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 32 87
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

33 123
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 34 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 Oct. 2, 2014.
  • 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.