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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

$801K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

530 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% 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 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

24% of this provider’s 530 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 530 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$827K

2014

$766K

2015

$801K

2016

Number of Claims

15,087

2014

13,653

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 650

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

115

patients, 22% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 639

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 566

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
FUROSEMIDE 561

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

4 4
SIMVASTATIN 507

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

98

patients, 18% of all patients

5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

7 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
METFORMIN HCL 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

9 10
LISINOPRIL 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

10 3
TAMSULOSIN HCL 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

11 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

12 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

13 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

14 9
TRAMADOL HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

O 15 17
LORAZEPAM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

16 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 17 16
ALLOPURINOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

17 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

19 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

20 12
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

20 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

22 27
ZETIA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

23 103
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

23 36
GABAPENTIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

25 15
LEVETIRACETAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 26 108
DONEPEZIL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

26 25
JANUVIA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

28 63
CLOPIDOGREL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 23
XARELTO 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 29 88
CRESTOR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

31 46
CELECOXIB 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

32 115
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 29
TRAZODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

34 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 34 38
ATENOLOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

36 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 37 54
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 39 72
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 41
ROPINIROLE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 41 67
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 42 59
AZITHROMYCIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

A 43 65
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 62
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 45 76
VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 46 71
DILTIAZEM HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 47 231
ELIQUIS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 48 101
PRADAXA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 48 190
ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 83
DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 51 48
FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 51 47
CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 53 95
BUMETANIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 53 90
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 74
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

58 52
OLANZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P 59 79
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 60 144
RISPERIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 60 69
VERAPAMIL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 62 126
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. 1, 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.