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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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10,153Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 88 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$422K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 284 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

480 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% 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 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

31% of this provider’s 480 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 480 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$420K

2014

$442K

2015

$422K

2016

Number of Claims

10,217

2014

10,205

2015

10,153

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
LISINOPRIL 540

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

93

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 404

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

2 4
SIMVASTATIN 391

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
FUROSEMIDE 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

5 7
ATENOLOL 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

6 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

7 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

8 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

9 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

11 20
METFORMIN HCL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

12 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

13 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

14 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

15 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

16 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

17 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

18 19
GABAPENTIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

19 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

20 42
CLOPIDOGREL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

21 32
MIRTAZAPINE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

22 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

23 26
ALLOPURINOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

24 25
TRAMADOL HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O 25 21
RANITIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

28 46
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 88
LORAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

30 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 32 17
AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

A 33 58
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 33 44
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 35 148
VENTOLIN HFA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

35 48
FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 65
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 38 38
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 39 155
FAMOTIDINE* 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 39 68
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 41 51
CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 41 67
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 Jan. 28, 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.