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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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11,667Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

$528K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 63 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

622 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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 Idaho
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 562 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

28% of this provider’s 622 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 622 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$351K

2014

$464K

2015

$528K

2016

Number of Claims

7,670

2014

10,128

2015

11,667

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 582

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 451

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

113

patients, 18% of all patients

2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
METFORMIN HCL 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

4 8
FUROSEMIDE 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

5 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

7 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

O 8 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

9 21
LISINOPRIL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

10 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

11 11
GABAPENTIN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

12 9
ALPRAZOLAM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

13 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

14 40
CARVEDILOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

15 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

16 19
SERTRALINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

16 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

18 15
ALLOPURINOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

19 31
TRAMADOL HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

O 20 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

21 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

22 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

23 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

24 48
CLONAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

25 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 17
TRAZODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

27 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

28 43
FENTANYL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 O 29 53
PREDNISONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

30 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

31 33
FLUOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 27
MELOXICAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

33 24
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 76
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

35 22
ROPINIROLE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

36 55
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 14
MEMANTINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 38 112
CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

39 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 41 35
BACLOFEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 42 68
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P 43 54
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 44 101
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 62
CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 110
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 32
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

48 47
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 66
BUPROPION XL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 65
ONDANSETRON HCL* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 117
PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 52 59
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 57
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A 54 73
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 124
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 90
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 63
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 57 100
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 59 45
OLANZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P 59 82
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.