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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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20,508Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$759K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

514 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

12% of this provider’s 494 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 514 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 514 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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

$267K

2014

$566K

2015

$759K

2016

Number of Claims

6,730

2014

14,423

2015

20,508

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 921

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

910

prescriptions.

101

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 842

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

799

prescriptions.

110

patients, 21% of all patients

2 7
GABAPENTIN 749

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

3 12
LISINOPRIL 675

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 663

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

5 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 605

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

6 15
SERTRALINE HCL 579

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

7 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

8 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

9 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

10 19
SIMVASTATIN 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

11 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

11 14
MIRTAZAPINE 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

11 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

14 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

15 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

16 11
RANITIDINE HCL 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

17 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

18 34
TRAZODONE HCL 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

19 22
METFORMIN HCL 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

20 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

21 10
DULOXETINE HCL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

22 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

23 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

23 30
ATENOLOL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

25 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

25 27
NAMENDA XR 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

27 77
MEMANTINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

28 74
CEPHALEXIN 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

A 29 96
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 38
CLOPIDOGREL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

31 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

P 31 47
LORAZEPAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

33 31
CARVEDILOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

34 40
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

35 36
TRAMADOL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

O 36 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 56
PREDNISONE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

38 28
LEVETIRACETAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 86
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

O 40 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

41 51
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 23
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 155
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

44 73
NYSTATIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

45 102
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 80
OLANZAPINE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 83
ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 25
SINGLE USE SWAB 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

49 262
SPIRIVA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 76
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 46
JANTOVEN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 53 59
LATANOPROST 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

54 113
LOPERAMIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

54 135
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

56 66
TORSEMIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 100
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

A 58 119
HYDRALAZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 94
BUSPIRONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 104
LAMOTRIGINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 61 124
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 89
GLIPIZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 63 57
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 166
PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 65 61
TERAZOSIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 66 95
FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 66 44
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 68 75
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

69 26
RISPERIDONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 P 69 71
OXYCODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 71 39
CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

71 52
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 73 101
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

A 73 108
TAMIFLU 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

75 174
DICYCLOMINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 76 235
ROPINIROLE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 76 85
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 78 60
AMIODARONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 79 199
BUPROPION XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 79 97
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 Dec. 28, 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.