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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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9,271Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 128 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$591K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 79 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

606 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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 Minnesota
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 606 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 606 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$581K

2014

$615K

2015

$591K

2016

Number of Claims

9,434

2014

10,061

2015

9,271

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
LISINOPRIL 389

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

115

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 387

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
SIMVASTATIN 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
GABAPENTIN 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

6 12
OMEPRAZOLE 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

7 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

O 8 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

9 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

10 11
FUROSEMIDE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

11 7
OXYCODONE HCL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O 12 39
GLIMEPIRIDE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

13 42
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

13 16
ATENOLOL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

15 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

16 9
METFORMIN HCL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

16 8
PREDNISONE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

18 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

19 15
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O 20 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

20 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

22 27
TRAZODONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

23 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

24 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

25 44
ALPRAZOLAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

25 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

25 19
SERTRALINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

25 18
CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

30 20
OXYCONTIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 31 90
HYDRALAZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 94
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

33 41
METFORMIN HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 35
TIZANIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 84
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 36
MIRTAZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

37 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

37 24
BUMETANIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

37 140
TRAMADOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 40 21
ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 26
SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 59
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

44 69
CHLORTHALIDONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 79
CLONAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 46 52
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

47 114
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 May 13, 2016.
  • 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.