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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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6,951Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$466K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 48 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

368 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

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

10% of this provider’s 368 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 368 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$390K

2014

$410K

2015

$466K

2016

Number of Claims

6,398

2014

6,402

2015

6,951

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
SIMVASTATIN 325

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 298

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 276

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 273

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 273

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

4 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
METFORMIN HCL 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

7 9
LISINOPRIL 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

8 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

9 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

10 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

11 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

12 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

13 13
GABAPENTIN 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

14 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

15 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

16 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

17 29
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

18 69
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

19 44
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

20 33
FINASTERIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 21 54
LORAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

22 24
SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

23 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 23 19
CLOPIDOGREL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

25 23
ATENOLOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

26 20
CARVEDILOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 26 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

26 37
ALPRAZOLAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 36
GEMFIBROZIL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 29 111
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

31 132
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 32 55
SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 33 45
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 33 53
RAMIPRIL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 35 117
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

35 22
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 6, 2017.
  • 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.