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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,525Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$974K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

770 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

4% of this provider’s 691 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

29% of this provider’s 770 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 770 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$754K

2014

$919K

2015

$974K

2016

Number of Claims

16,645

2014

18,030

2015

20,525

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
FUROSEMIDE 964

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

922

prescriptions.

144

patients, 19% of all patients

1 7
LISINOPRIL 838

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

779

prescriptions.

154

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 777

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

680

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 682

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

4 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

5 15
OMEPRAZOLE 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

7 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

8 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

8 4
SIMVASTATIN 430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

10 3
GABAPENTIN 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

11 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

12 59
ATENOLOL 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

12 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

14 16
SERTRALINE HCL 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

14 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

16 10
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

17 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

17 9
TRAMADOL HCL 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

O 17 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

20 14
LORAZEPAM 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

21 31
PREDNISONE 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

22 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

23 20
RANITIDINE HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

24 29
METFORMIN HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

25 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 26 47
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

O 27 17
TRAZODONE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

28 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

29 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

30 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

31 23
ALLOPURINOL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

32 25
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O 33 70
FLUOXETINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

34 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

35 46
DULOXETINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

36 43
FINASTERIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

37 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

38 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

39 26
CARVEDILOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

39 40
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 146
LEVOFLOXACIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

A 42 139
CLOPIDOGREL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

42 32
RISPERIDONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 P 44 71
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 36
OXYCODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 46 39
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 103
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 101
HYDRALAZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

49 94
JANTOVEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 50 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 54
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 52 75
CLONAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 52
NAMENDA XR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 53 77
SPIRIVA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 76
LANTUS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 92
CHLORTHALIDONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

57 79
LATANOPROST 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 57 113
GLIPIZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 57
MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 37
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

60 118
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 177
ROPINIROLE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

63 85
FENTANYL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 O 64 62
AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

A 65 58
VENTOLIN HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

66 48
NYSTATIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

67 102
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 68 88
NOVOLOG 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 183
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 56
LEVETIRACETAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 86
CEPHALEXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

A 72 96
ALPRAZOLAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 73 49
METHOTREXATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 74 196
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 75 108
DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 82
TORSEMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 77 100
PROAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

77 69
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 148
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 89
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 80 93
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 82 73
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 Nov. 13, 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.