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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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12,042Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$611K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

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

23% 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

44% of this provider’s 466 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 466 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$486K

2014

$508K

2015

$611K

2016

Number of Claims

10,354

2014

10,475

2015

12,042

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 525

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

99

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 499

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

99

patients, 21% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 474

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

88

patients, 19% of all patients

3 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 471

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

91

patients, 20% of all patients

4 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 433

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

5 12
CARVEDILOL 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

6 21
SIMVASTATIN 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

7 6
FUROSEMIDE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

8 4
METFORMIN HCL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

8 10
BENAZEPRIL HCL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

10 62
LISINOPRIL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

11 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

12 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

O 13 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

14 8
GABAPENTIN 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

15 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

16 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

17 11
PREDNISONE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

18 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

19 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

20 25
JANUVIA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

21 63
FENOFIBRATE* 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

22 89
BUMETANIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

23 90
ATENOLOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

24 22
TRAMADOL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O 24 17
CEFUROXIME 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

80

patients, 17% of all patients

A 24 137
CEPHALEXIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

A 27 80
ALLOPURINOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

28 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

30 38
CRESTOR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

31 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

32 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

33 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

34 37
JANTOVEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 35 50
ZETIA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 103
DIGOX 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 37 163
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 38 133
CLOPIDOGREL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

A 40 72
PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 41 64
CITALOPRAM HBR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 20
SPIRIVA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 42 96
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 45 35
RANITIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 46 43
MUPIROCIN* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

46 157
TERAZOSIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 48 86
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 59
RALOXIFENE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 49 164
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

51 118
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. 24, 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.