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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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7,166Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 335 providers in this state and specialty

$285K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 95 out of 335 providers in this state and specialty

298 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

4% of this provider’s 262 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

24% of this provider’s 298 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 298 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$368K

2014

$350K

2015

$285K

2016

Number of Claims

8,134

2014

8,141

2015

7,166

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 425

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

61

patients, 20% of all patients

O 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 374

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

64

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 270

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
FUROSEMIDE 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

4 8
SIMVASTATIN 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

6 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

7 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

8 13
METFORMIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

9 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

10 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

11 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

12 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

13 9
GABAPENTIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

14 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

15 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

16 37
LORAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

17 19
DULOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

18 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

18 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

20 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

21 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

22 14
LOVASTATIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

23 62
DONEPEZIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 24 41
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

25 39
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 25 139
TRAMADOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

O 27 22
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 28 65
ATENOLOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

29 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

29 50
PREDNISONE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

31 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 32 48
MIRTAZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 32 53
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

34 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 35 56
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.