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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,567Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 96 providers in this state and specialty

$710K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 96 providers in this state and specialty

406 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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 406 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 406 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$83 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$505K

2014

$606K

2015

$710K

2016

Number of Claims

6,508

2014

7,759

2015

8,567

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
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 550

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

98

patients, 24% of all patients

1 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 442

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

82

patients, 20% of all patients

2 5
LABETALOL HCL 419

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

3 77
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 307

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

4 1
NIFEDIPINE ER 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

5 127
SIMVASTATIN 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

6 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

7 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

8 4
BUMETANIDE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

9 97
OMEPRAZOLE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

10 6
ALLOPURINOL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

11 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

12 15
SPIRONOLACTONE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

13 34
NIFEDICAL XL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

14 118
LISINOPRIL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

15 7
HYDRALAZINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

15 89
GLIPIZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

15 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

18 25
METFORMIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

19 12
FUROSEMIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

20 2
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

21 27
PROSOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11 22 158
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

23 10
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

24 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

26 11
RENVELA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 163
TRAMADOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

O 28 23
CLOPIDOGREL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 41
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

31 166
DIGOXIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

32 51
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

33 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 34 20
ALPRAZOLAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

35 45
DEXTROSE IN WATER* 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 35 173
SERTRALINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 16
AZITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

A 37 80
PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

39 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

39 31
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

A 41 79
CARVEDILOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

42 24
LORAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

42 29
ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 44 54
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 45 105
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

46 13
LACTULOSE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 47 122
GABAPENTIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

48 14
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 1, 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.