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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,553Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 96 providers in this state and specialty

$796K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 96 providers in this state and specialty

539 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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 North Dakota
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 510 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

28% of this provider’s 539 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 539 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$814K

2014

$829K

2015

$796K

2016

Number of Claims

16,224

2014

15,591

2015

16,553

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 813

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

781

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 648

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

2 6
JANTOVEN 580

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

3 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 541

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
SIMVASTATIN 519

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

103

patients, 19% of all patients

5 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

6 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 462

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

7 11
LISINOPRIL 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

8 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
METFORMIN HCL 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

10 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

11 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

12 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

13 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

14 5
CELECOXIB 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

15 85
CLOPIDOGREL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

16 17
ALLOPURINOL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

16 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

18 9
LYRICA 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

19 80
SPIRONOLACTONE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

20 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

21 38
CARVEDILOL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

22 24
ATENOLOL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

23 19
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

24 37
TRAMADOL HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

O 25 23
MIRTAZAPINE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

26 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

O 27 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

30 42
BYSTOLIC 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

31 133
GABAPENTIN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 14
OXYCODONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 33 88
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

34 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11 P 36 71
CITALOPRAM HBR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

37 25
FINASTERIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 43
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

38 47
CRESTOR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

40 40
ZETIA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 54
LORAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

41 29
TRAZODONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

43 32
BUSPIRONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 86
PREDNISONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

45 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

45 64
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 45 165
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 48 41
ALPRAZOLAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

48 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 20
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

50 49
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

52 87
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 22
FENTANYL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 O 53 63
CARTIA XT 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 55 75
DUTASTERIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 56 116
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

57 91
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

58 35
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 59 121
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

A 59 79
JANUVIA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 61 55
RAMIPRIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 62 93
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

62 33
NAMENDA XR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 62 58
BACLOFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 65 111
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

66 83
XARELTO 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 67 69
VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 68 82
ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

68 46
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 70 84
AMIODARONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 71 159
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 Feb. 3, 2014.
  • 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.