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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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5,575Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 521 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$351K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 427 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

261 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

6% of this provider’s 204 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

17% of this provider’s 261 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 261 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$181K

2014

$261K

2015

$351K

2016

Number of Claims

3,170

2014

4,112

2015

5,575

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
GABAPENTIN 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

1 12
OXYCODONE HCL 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

O 2 39
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

3 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

4 11
SIMVASTATIN 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

6 9
LISINOPRIL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

7 1
METFORMIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

8 8
FUROSEMIDE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

9 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

10 4
OMEPRAZOLE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

11 5
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

O 12 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

13 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

14 16
TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

15 22
CLOPIDOGREL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

16 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 17 56
DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 18 43
ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

19 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

20 27
OXYCONTIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 O 20 90
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

O 20 17
ARIPIPRAZOLE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 23 158
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

23 30
ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

25 49
HYDROCORTISONE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 26 255
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 27 20
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 O 27 162
MEMANTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 27 74
CITALOPRAM HBR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 30 19
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 19, 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.