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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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10,571Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$520K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

423 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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 North Dakota
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 423 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 423 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$484K

2014

$485K

2015

$520K

2016

Number of Claims

9,617

2014

9,478

2015

10,571

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 493

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 448

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

87

patients, 21% of all patients

2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 414

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

3 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

5 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

6 8
SIMVASTATIN 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

75

patients, 18% of all patients

6 2
FUROSEMIDE 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

8 3
METFORMIN HCL 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

9 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

10 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

11 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

12 16
SERTRALINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

13 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

14 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

15 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

16 21
RANITIDINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

17 51
CLOPIDOGREL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

18 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

18 29
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

O 20 19
PAROXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

21 55
FINASTERIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

21 54
CARVEDILOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

23 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

23 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

25 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

26 37
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

<11 27 82
GABAPENTIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

28 15
CLONAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

28 57
ADVAIR DISKUS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 64
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 46
FLUOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

31 50
ATENOLOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

33 20
LOVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

34 90
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

35 13
MELOXICAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

36 48
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

37 70
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 38 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 39
ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

40 25
ROPINIROLE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 41 67
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 38
TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

42 30
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 44 44
LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 45 66
TERAZOSIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 46 189
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 47 91
SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 47 45
DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 49 42
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 Nov. 29, 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.