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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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4,234Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 170 providers in this state and specialty

$470K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 170 providers in this state and specialty

235 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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 Alaska
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

23% of this provider’s 235 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 235 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$111 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $80 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$402K

2014

$448K

2015

$470K

2016

Number of Claims

4,388

2014

4,865

2015

4,234

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 153

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 121

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

3 1
OXYCODONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

O 4 15
FUROSEMIDE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

5 7
GABAPENTIN 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

6 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

O 7 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

8 5
OMEPRAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

9 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

10 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

11 18
FENTANYL 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 O 12 57
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

13 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 14 19
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 O 15 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 16 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 16 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

O 16 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

19 20
TRAMADOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 O 20 39
LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

21 69
DIAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

22 37
SERTRALINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 23 16
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 26, 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.