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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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11,054Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$439K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 68 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

353 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
28% 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

17% of this provider’s 353 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 353 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$451K

2014

$466K

2015

$439K

2016

Number of Claims

12,533

2014

11,830

2015

11,054

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 695

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

81

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 520

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

69

patients, 20% of all patients

2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 518

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

66

patients, 19% of all patients

3 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 446

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

4 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

5 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
FUROSEMIDE 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

9 9
OMEPRAZOLE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

10 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

11 13
SERTRALINE HCL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

12 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

13 11
CARVEDILOL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

14 21
SIMVASTATIN 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

15 6
METFORMIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

16 10
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

17 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

18 60
GABAPENTIN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

19 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

20 27
ATENOLOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

21 22
MIRTAZAPINE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

22 32
METFORMIN HCL ER 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

23 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

24 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

25 19
LANTUS 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

26 85
CLOPIDOGREL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

27 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

28 37
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

O 28 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

30 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

31 41
PREDNISONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

32 28
DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

33 48
ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

34 26
DIGOXIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 53
DILT-XR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

36 147
METOLAZONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 37 104
ROPINIROLE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 38 67
LATANOPROST 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 38 158
LOVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 40 77
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

40 59
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 40 57
VOLTAREN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 43 121
LORAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

44 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

45 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 46 54
TRAMADOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

O 47 17
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 48 111
SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 48 35
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 50 198
XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 51 88
CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

A 51 80
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 51 100
VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

54 71
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 Sept. 30, 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.