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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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11,930Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$559K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

502 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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 North Dakota
lower than average

Antipsychotics

5% of this provider’s 463 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

41% of this provider’s 502 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 502 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$524K

2014

$516K

2015

$559K

2016

Number of Claims

11,477

2014

11,570

2015

11,930

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 647

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

104

patients, 21% of all patients

1 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 443

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

2 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 428

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

4 6
LISINOPRIL 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

6 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

7 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
LORAZEPAM 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

9 24
SERTRALINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

10 14
SIMVASTATIN 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

11 2
GABAPENTIN 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

12 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

13 8
DULOXETINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

14 42
METFORMIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

15 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

15 12
TRAMADOL HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

O 17 18
ALLOPURINOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

18 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

19 17
CLOPIDOGREL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

20 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

21 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

22 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

23 11
ALPRAZOLAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

24 36
PREDNISONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

25 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

25 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

27 22
JANUVIA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

28 79
CRESTOR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

29 40
METOLAZONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 103
ATENOLOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

31 20
RANITIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

32 51
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 33 38
VESICARE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 34 130
AMOXICILLIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

A 35 164
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 165
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 80
CEPHALEXIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

A 37 73
MEMANTINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 39 62
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 39 13
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 39 96
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 42 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 43 26
LYRICA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 44 66
DIGOXIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 45 61
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 102
LACTULOSE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 47 144
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

A 47 78
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 49 45
RAMIPRIL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

50 117
GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 60
ROPINIROLE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 52 67
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 52 58
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

54 93
BUPROPION XL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 54 71
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 56 39
BYSTOLIC 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 56 187
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 58 114
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

59 33
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

60 99
MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 60 48
MIRTAZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 62 31
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 63 151
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.