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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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13,967Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$664K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

665 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

37% of this provider’s 665 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 665 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$592K

2014

$609K

2015

$664K

2016

Number of Claims

13,102

2014

13,169

2015

13,967

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 591

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

1 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 529

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

111

patients, 17% of all patients

2 9
FUROSEMIDE 498

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 450

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

5 7
SIMVASTATIN 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

6 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

7 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

8 5
CARVEDILOL 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

9 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

10 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

11 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

12 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

O 13 16
METFORMIN HCL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

14 10
TRAMADOL HCL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O 15 17
LISINOPRIL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

16 3
BENAZEPRIL HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

17 62
SERTRALINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

18 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

19 11
ALPRAZOLAM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

20 33
MIRTAZAPINE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

21 32
ALLOPURINOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

22 26
CLOPIDOGREL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

23 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

24 19
GABAPENTIN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

24 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

26 38
PREDNISONE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

27 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

28 47
ATENOLOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

29 22
IRBESARTAN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

30 130
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 59
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 29
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

33 73
VALSARTAN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 102
JANTOVEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 25
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

37 92
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 37 45
MELOXICAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 31
GEMFIBROZIL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

40 110
NEXIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 40 87
GLIMEPIRIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 60
FENTANYL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 O 43 39
NAPROXEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

44 143
LANTUS 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 85
CHLORTHALIDONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 182
MUPIROCIN* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

46 157
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 40
CEPHALEXIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

A 49 80
NAMENDA XR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 49 58
DIGOXIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 53
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 84
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

53 37
CEFUROXIME 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

A 53 137
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A 55 97
TEMAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 166
CITALOPRAM HBR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 20
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

A 57 72
LEVOFLOXACIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A 59 136
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 52
MEMANTINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 59 117
RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 43
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 74
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A 64 65
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 Oct. 24, 2008.
  • 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.