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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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12,634Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$563K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

388 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

6% of this provider’s 358 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

30% of this provider’s 388 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 388 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$628K

2014

$678K

2015

$563K

2016

Number of Claims

13,675

2014

13,415

2015

12,634

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
OMEPRAZOLE 710

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

102

patients, 26% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 540

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

81

patients, 21% of all patients

2 5
FUROSEMIDE 532

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

68

patients, 18% of all patients

3 4
SIMVASTATIN 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

65

patients, 17% of all patients

4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

5 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

6 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

7 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

8 9
LISINOPRIL 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

9 3
TAMSULOSIN HCL 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

10 19
METFORMIN HCL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

11 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

12 7
ALLOPURINOL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

13 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

O 14 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

15 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

16 12
CLOPIDOGREL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

17 23
CARVEDILOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

18 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

19 25
GABAPENTIN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

20 15
LORAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

21 24
JANTOVEN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

22 50
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

23 13
TRAMADOL HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

O 23 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

25 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

26 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

27 34
SERTRALINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

27 18
ALPRAZOLAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

29 33
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

30 99
FINASTERIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

31 51
TRAZODONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

32 30
ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

34 70
CRESTOR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

35 46
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 81
ADVAIR DISKUS 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

37 83
SPIRIVA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

38 96
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

39 37
PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

40 28
OXYCODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 O 40 66
LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 42 61
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 42 191
SYNTHROID 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 44 56
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

45 52
ROPINIROLE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 46 67
RISPERIDONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 69
GLIPIZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 47 55
GLIMEPIRIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 49 60
XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 50 88
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 50 194
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 52 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 June 13, 2012.
  • 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.