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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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7,565Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 256 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$516K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 128 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

372 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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.

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Antibiotics

10% of this provider’s 372 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 372 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$492K

2014

$551K

2015

$516K

2016

Number of Claims

8,224

2014

7,823

2015

7,565

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
OMEPRAZOLE 321

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

1 5
SIMVASTATIN 282

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

73

patients, 20% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
LISINOPRIL 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

4 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
METFORMIN HCL 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

6 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

7 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

O 8 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

9 10
ATENOLOL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

10 13
FUROSEMIDE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

11 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

12 6
GABAPENTIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

13 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

14 24
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

14 88
RANITIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

16 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

17 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

18 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

19 26
SERTRALINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

20 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

21 53
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

22 36
OXYCODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 O 23 39
NOVOLIN N 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 24 271
ALPRAZOLAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 25 49
TRAMADOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 26 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

26 9
VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

28 48
ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

29 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

30 54
GEMFIBROZIL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

31 91
CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

31 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

33 20
LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

34 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 34 30
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O 34 162
CLOPIDOGREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 42
CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 38 52
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. 27, 2011.
  • 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.