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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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9,066Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 57 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$523K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

562 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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 South 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

20% of this provider’s 562 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 562 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$538K

2014

$459K

2015

$523K

2016

Number of Claims

10,136

2014

9,155

2015

9,066

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 505

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

107

patients, 19% of all patients

1 3
SIMVASTATIN 445

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

99

patients, 18% of all patients

2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 387

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

3 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 329

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

4 7
FUROSEMIDE 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
OMEPRAZOLE 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

7 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

8 8
METFORMIN HCL 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

9 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

10 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

11 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

12 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

13 11
TRAMADOL HCL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

O 14 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

15 14
CARVEDILOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

16 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

17 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

18 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

18 34
MELOXICAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

20 31
ALLOPURINOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

20 26
GABAPENTIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

22 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

23 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

24 12
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 25 81
GLIMEPIRIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

26 60
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

26 41
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

28 45
RANITIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 29 43
CLOPIDOGREL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

29 23
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 76
MIRTAZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 32
ZETIA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 103
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 34 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 35 54
LACTULOSE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 36 113
LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

37 24
TERAZOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 86
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

39 71
LOVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 77
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 41 16
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 Oct. 1, 2013.
  • 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.