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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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5,495Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 543 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$509K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 135 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

392 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

0% of this provider’s 114 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

8% of this provider’s 392 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

82% of this provider’s 392 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$93 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

2014

$249K

2015

$509K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

2,621

2015

5,495

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
OXYCODONE HCL 925

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

157

patients, 40% of all patients

O 1 39
OXYCONTIN 379

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

O 2 90
TIZANIDINE HCL 356

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

87

patients, 22% of all patients

3 84
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 333

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

77

patients, 20% of all patients

O 4 45
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 276

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

O 5 70
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 220

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

O 6 17
METHADONE HCL 208

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

O 7 123
FENTANYL 203

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

O 8 62
GABAPENTIN 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

9 12
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 33

patients, 8% of all patients

O 10 162
DIAZEPAM 151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

11 128
MORPHINE SULFATE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

O 12 165
TRAMADOL HCL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

O 13 21
CLONAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

14 52
ALPRAZOLAM 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 5% of all patients

15 49
LYRICA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

16 99
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 5% of all patients

17 93
MELOXICAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

18 64
LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

19 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 20 15
IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 4% of all patients

21 72
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

22 53
TRAZODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

22 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 June 13, 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.