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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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21,721Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

802 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

2% of this provider’s 730 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

30% of this provider’s 802 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 802 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$817K

2014

$924K

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

16,225

2014

18,008

2015

21,721

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 1,079

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,042

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 857

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

811

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 745

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

719

prescriptions.

124

patients, 15% of all patients

3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 731

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

123

patients, 15% of all patients

4 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 721

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 631

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

6 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 596

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

7 8
LISINOPRIL 590

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

8 4
SIMVASTATIN 549

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

9 2
JANTOVEN 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

10 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

11 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

12 11
METFORMIN HCL 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

13 9
SERTRALINE HCL 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

15 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

16 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

17 17
CLOPIDOGREL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

18 23
ALLOPURINOL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

19 25
GABAPENTIN 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

20 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

21 22
LORAZEPAM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

22 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

O 22 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

24 34
FINASTERIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

25 54
TRAMADOL HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O 26 18
CARVEDILOL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

27 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

28 16
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

29 33
MIRTAZAPINE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

30 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

30 29
DIGOXIN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

32 61
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

33 46
RANITIDINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

34 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

35 39
FENTANYL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 36 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

36 41
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

38 47
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

39 43
CRESTOR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

39 40
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 69
PREDNISONE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

42 27
ZETIA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

43 87
CITALOPRAM HBR 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 44 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 65
OLANZAPINE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 P 46 92
ATENOLOL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 20
RISPERIDONE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 48 59
CLONAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 49 57
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A 50 78
METOLAZONE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

51 103
MELOXICAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

52 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

53 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 54 32
VOLTAREN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 55 134
ROPINIROLE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

56 67
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

57 75
TRAZODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 30
FAMOTIDINE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 57 74
VENTOLIN HFA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

60 75
NYSTATIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

61 146
BACLOFEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 62 77
VALSARTAN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 62 84
GLIPIZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 60
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 102
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

65 138
PAROXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

67 55
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 44
SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 45
NAMENDA XR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 69 56
LEVETIRACETAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 71 88
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

71 53
XARELTO 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 113
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 74 42
FENOFIBRATE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 74 114
CLONIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 74 106
AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

A 74 68
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 78 112
ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 64
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 79 123
JANUVIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 81 79
LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 82 66
RAMIPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 82 117
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 84 101
LEVOFLOXACIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 84 107
ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 84 139
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 173
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 87 121
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

87 104
MEMANTINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 90 62
IRBESARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 90 149
BUSPIRONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 92 86
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

92 93
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. 24, 2013.
  • 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.