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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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16,026Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

$883K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

805 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

9% of this provider’s 684 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

25% of this provider’s 805 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 805 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$581K

2014

$551K

2015

$883K

2016

Number of Claims

10,087

2014

9,994

2015

16,026

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
FUROSEMIDE 800

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

710

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

1 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 782

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

158

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 670

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

3 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 534

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

127

patients, 16% of all patients

4 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 500

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

133

patients, 17% of all patients

5 4
GABAPENTIN 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

6 9
LISINOPRIL 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

7 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

8 6
OMEPRAZOLE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

9 2
METFORMIN HCL 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

10 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

11 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

12 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

13 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

14 14
SERTRALINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

15 20
SIMVASTATIN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

16 7
LANTUS 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

17 69
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

18 33
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

O 19 5
CLOPIDOGREL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

20 42
CARVEDILOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

21 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

21 35
TRAZODONE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

23 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

24 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

P 25 54
DONEPEZIL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

26 48
ELIQUIS 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

27 86
DULOXETINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

28 32
MIRTAZAPINE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

29 61
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

30 13
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

30 76
BACLOFEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

32 68
OLANZAPINE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 33 82
LEVETIRACETAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

34 92
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

35 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

36 87
ALPRAZOLAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

37 26
RANITIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

38 37
KLOR-CON M20 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

39 123
NYSTOP 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

40 136
PREDNISONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

40 39
ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

42 31
NAMENDA XR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 43 128
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 118
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 83
SPIRONOLACTONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

46 45
XARELTO 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

47 85
ROPINIROLE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 55
TRAMADOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

O 48 16
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

48 102
LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

51 28
ONDANSETRON HCL* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

52 117
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

52 25
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

A 54 73
FAMOTIDINE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

54 79
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 22
GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

56 81
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 114
OXYCODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O 58 49
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

60 47
FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 27
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

60 150
PAROXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

63 59
FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

63 63
NOVOLOG 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 140
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

66 111
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 44
RENVELA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 68 208
DIGOXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 69 98
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 129
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

A 71 152
LATANOPROST 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 154
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 Feb. 7, 2017.
  • 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.