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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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9,269Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

$664K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

484 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

3% of this provider’s 407 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

23% of this provider’s 484 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 484 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$688K

2014

$737K

2015

$664K

2016

Number of Claims

10,632

2014

9,744

2015

9,269

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 456

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 361

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 335

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
LISINOPRIL 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
SIMVASTATIN 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

O 7 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

8 11
METFORMIN HCL ER 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

9 23
FUROSEMIDE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

11 22
GABAPENTIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

12 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

13 27
ATENOLOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

14 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

15 21
ALPRAZOLAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

16 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

17 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

18 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

19 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

20 13
GLIPIZIDE ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

21 119
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

21 25
METFORMIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

23 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

24 17
LOVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

25 46
LORAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

26 28
TRAZODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

27 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

28 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

29 33
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 15
SERTRALINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 20
MELOXICAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

33 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 43
CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 36 41
ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

38 31
DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 75
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 41 48
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

41 51
SYMBICORT 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 91
CLOPIDOGREL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 44 42
OXYCODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 44 49
TIZANIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 77
ELIQUIS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 86
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 May 20, 2016.
  • 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.