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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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9,727Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 335 providers in this state and specialty

$512K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 335 providers in this state and specialty

620 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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 Montana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 550 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

28% of this provider’s 620 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 620 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$561K

2014

$490K

2015

$512K

2016

Number of Claims

11,015

2014

9,826

2015

9,727

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 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

3 8
GABAPENTIN 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

4 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

5 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

6 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

7 5
OMEPRAZOLE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

8 3
METFORMIN HCL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

9 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

10 17
LORAZEPAM 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

11 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

12 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

13 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

14 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

15 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

16 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

17 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

18 14
AZITHROMYCIN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

A 19 64
SIMVASTATIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

20 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

21 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

22 33
MELOXICAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

23 24
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

24 65
CLONAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

25 31
ALLOPURINOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

26 28
CARVEDILOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

27 23
PREDNISONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

28 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

28 35
DULOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 26
ALPRAZOLAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 31 42
GLIMEPIRIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

32 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

33 36
ATENOLOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

34 25
SERTRALINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

35 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

36 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 41
BUPROPION XL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 71
NAMENDA XR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 39 97
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 37
TRAZODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 48
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 43 133
DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 83
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 45 6
CLOPIDOGREL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 40
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 48 138
XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 48 105
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 55
SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 73
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 Jan. 9, 2014.
  • 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.