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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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11,654Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$630K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

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

39% 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

30% of this provider’s 405 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 405 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$520K

2014

$626K

2015

$630K

2016

Number of Claims

10,036

2014

11,884

2015

11,654

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 631

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

74

patients, 18% of all patients

1 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 454

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

2 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 454

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 425

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

6 16
SIMVASTATIN 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

7 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

8 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

9 15
MELOXICAM 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

10 64
LISINOPRIL 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

11 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

12 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

13 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

14 19
TRAMADOL HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

O 15 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

16 14
METFORMIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

17 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

18 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

19 10
CLOPIDOGREL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

20 32
ATENOLOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

21 13
CARVEDILOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

22 40
SPIRONOLACTONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

23 59
JANUVIA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

24 78
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

25 23
GABAPENTIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

26 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 42
SERTRALINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

28 18
ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

28 25
METFORMIN HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 35
LYRICA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 31 99
CRESTOR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

32 67
DONEPEZIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 34
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O 34 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 24
NABUMETONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 136
RANITIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 37 29
JANTOVEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 38 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

39 27
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 39 75
DIGOXIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 39 82
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 42 129
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

43 30
PRADAXA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 43 288
RAMIPRIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 45 125
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 45 51
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 47 80
LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

47 31
LEVEMIR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 47 303
NEXIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 50 132
ACEBUTOLOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 51 315
PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

52 28
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 Sept. 27, 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.