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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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5,563Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 159 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

$382K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 119 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

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

37% 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

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

21% of this provider’s 357 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 357 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$323K

2014

$347K

2015

$382K

2016

Number of Claims

5,330

2014

5,635

2015

5,563

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 271

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

59

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 218

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
GABAPENTIN 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

5 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

O 5 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 143

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

7 11
METFORMIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

8 8
FUROSEMIDE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

9 10
SIMVASTATIN 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

10 7
TRAMADOL HCL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

O 11 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

12 6
SERTRALINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

13 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

14 12
CARVEDILOL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

15 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

16 13
TRAZODONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

17 18
METFORMIN HCL ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

18 23
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

19 47
ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

20 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

21 17
VENTOLIN HFA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

21 70
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

23 34
MELOXICAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

24 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

25 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

25 44
ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

25 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

28 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

29 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

29 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 31 48
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 Sept. 22, 2011.
  • 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.