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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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8,582Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 68 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

$666K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

411 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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 Idaho
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 333 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 411 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 411 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$681K

2014

$712K

2015

$666K

2016

Number of Claims

10,264

2014

9,992

2015

8,582

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
OMEPRAZOLE 463

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

92

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 447

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

99

patients, 24% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 320

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

3 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

5 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

6 12
LISINOPRIL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

7 3
SERTRALINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

8 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

O 9 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

10 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

11 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

12 25
GABAPENTIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

13 9
PAROXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

14 59
TRAZODONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

14 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

16 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

17 15
SIMVASTATIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

18 7
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

19 29
LOVASTATIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

20 46
TRAMADOL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O 21 16
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

22 57
CITALOPRAM HBR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

23 21
METFORMIN HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

24 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

25 52
CARVEDILOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

26 30
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

27 50
METFORMIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

27 8
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 195
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

29 35
ELIQUIS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

29 86
FENTANYL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 O 32 53
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

33 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

34 38
DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

35 32
ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 31
OLANZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 82
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 37 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 39 19
IRBESARTAN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 39 88
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. 23, 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.