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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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10,817Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$461K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 60 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

547 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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 South Dakota
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 476 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

18% of this provider’s 547 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 547 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$668K

2014

$726K

2015

$461K

2016

Number of Claims

13,087

2014

14,097

2015

10,817

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 744

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

142

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

3 7
FUROSEMIDE 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

4 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

5 11
SIMVASTATIN 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

7 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

8 9
SERTRALINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

9 18
ATENOLOL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

10 22
ALLOPURINOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

11 26
LISINOPRIL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

12 3
TAMSULOSIN HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

13 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

14 27
FINASTERIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

15 51
CLOPIDOGREL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

16 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

17 47
METFORMIN HCL ER 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

18 42
GABAPENTIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

19 15
CARVEDILOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

20 21
RISPERIDONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 21 69
TRAMADOL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O 22 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

23 13
SPIRONOLACTONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

24 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

25 37
METFORMIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

25 10
MELOXICAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

27 31
PREDNISONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

28 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

29 8
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

30 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 60
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

34 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 12
BUPROPION XL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

36 93
CITALOPRAM HBR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

38 20
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 57
FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 89
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 39 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 34
ROPINIROLE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 43 67
MIRTAZAPINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 32
CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 44
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 141
DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 47 25
TORSEMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 120
VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 49 102
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 28, 2012.
  • 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.