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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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7,552Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 335 providers in this state and specialty

$417K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

361 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

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

16% of this provider’s 361 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 361 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$334K

2014

$370K

2015

$417K

2016

Number of Claims

6,624

2014

6,958

2015

7,552

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 355

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

78

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 273

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

3 30
OMEPRAZOLE 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
METFORMIN HCL ER 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

5 43
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

6 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

7 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

O 8 6
GABAPENTIN 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

9 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

10 13
SIMVASTATIN 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

11 4
GLIMEPIRIDE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

12 57
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

13 5
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

14 37
TRAZODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

15 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

16 17
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

16 81
TRAMADOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

O 18 22
DULOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

19 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

20 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

21 15
SERTRALINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

22 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

23 12
OXYCODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

O 24 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

25 33
TIZANIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

26 76
ROPINIROLE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

27 63
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

28 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

29 16
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 30 123
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

31 14
FUROSEMIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

31 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

33 18
ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

34 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

35 48
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

36 38
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 O 36 49
SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

38 45
MELOXICAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

39 24
DOXEPIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 40 204
VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

41 47
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

41 36
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 Feb. 13, 2008.
  • 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.