Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

12,239Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$471K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 193 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

504 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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 Minnesota
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.

More resources »

Antibiotics

32% of this provider’s 504 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

More resources »

Opioids

10% of this provider’s 504 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$550K

2014

$551K

2015

$471K

2016

Number of Claims

12,898

2014

12,014

2015

12,239

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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 652

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 602

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

2 5
SIMVASTATIN 547

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 541

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

95

patients, 19% of all patients

4 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

6 30
ATENOLOL 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

7 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

8 15
FUROSEMIDE 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

9 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

10 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
TRAZODONE HCL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

12 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

13 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

14 38
PREDNISONE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

14 28
METFORMIN HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

16 8
GABAPENTIN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

17 12
SERTRALINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

18 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

19 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

<11 20 34
TRAMADOL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 21 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

22 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

22 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

24 19
LORAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

25 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 26 46
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

28 56
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

29 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 51
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 31 73
METFORMIN HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 32 35
VENTOLIN HFA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

33 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 27
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

A 34 119
PAROXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 36 61
CLOPIDOGREL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 32
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 38 201
AZITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

A 39 58
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 P 39 47
RANITIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 39 29
PHENOBARBITAL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 39 246
DULOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 43 43
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

43 66
LACTULOSE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 43 168
LEVOFLOXACIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

A 46 139
NEXIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 47 132
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 23
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 49 98
NAPROXEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 105
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 51 293
MIRTAZAPINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 51 37
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 53 88
ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 54 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 54 42
JANTOVEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 56 33
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 56 60
ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 58 115
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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 May 14, 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.