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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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13,808Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$508K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

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

75% 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 548 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

18% of this provider’s 607 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 607 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$372K

2014

$521K

2015

$508K

2016

Number of Claims

8,158

2014

10,665

2015

13,808

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 696

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

1 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 695

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

2 10
LISINOPRIL 517

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 503

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

5 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 6 38
SERTRALINE HCL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

7 14
GABAPENTIN 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

8 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

9 12
JANTOVEN 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

10 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

11 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

12 7
PAROXETINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

13 55
MIRTAZAPINE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

14 31
ZOSTAVAX 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

247

patients, 41% of all patients

15 145
CLOPIDOGREL 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

16 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

17 11
SIMVASTATIN 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

18 2
TRAZODONE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

19 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

20 5
LORAZEPAM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

21 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

22 41
PREDNISONE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

23 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

23 8
ATENOLOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

25 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

26 21
METFORMIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

27 9
TRAMADOL HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O 28 18
MEMANTINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

<11 29 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11 30 101
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

<11 31 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

33 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

<11 34 26
DIGOXIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11 35 61
OXYCODONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 36 72
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

37 22
FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

38 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 39 45
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 39 19
DIGOX 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 41 140
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 33
LABETALOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 158
LATANOPROST 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 44 109
CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 40
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 46 75
ADACEL TDAP 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

47 198
MELOXICAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 48
FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 49 50
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 50 82
BACLOFEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 51 77
CEPHALEXIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A 51 73
NEXIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 53 97
EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 208
METOLAZONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 55 103
RISPERIDONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 P 56 59
CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 57 57
VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 57 84
GLIPIZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 59 60
LANTUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 60 105
DOXEPIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 61 161
RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 62 51
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 63 70
DILTIAZEM HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 64 231
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 64 58
ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 64 67
ALPRAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 67 36
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 March 5, 2008.
  • 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.