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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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12,786Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$654K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

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

30% 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

29% of this provider’s 434 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 434 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% 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

29 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

$330K

2014

$569K

2015

$654K

2016

Number of Claims

6,770

2014

10,893

2015

12,786

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 596

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

90

patients, 21% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 538

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 505

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

77

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
LISINOPRIL 464

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

74

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

5 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

7 5
SIMVASTATIN 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

8 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

9 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

10 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

11 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

12 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

13 9
TRAMADOL HCL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

O 14 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

14 14
MIRTAZAPINE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

16 32
SERTRALINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

17 18
METFORMIN HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

18 10
JANTOVEN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

19 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

20 20
PREDNISONE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

21 28
ATENOLOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

22 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

O 23 16
JANUVIA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

24 63
GABAPENTIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

25 15
CARVEDILOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

27 36
LYRICA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

28 61
LANTUS 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 29 85
WARFARIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

30 12
NAMENDA XR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11 30 58
CLOPIDOGREL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

32 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

33 29
VENTOLIN HFA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

34 71
BYSTOLIC 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

35 125
ALLOPURINOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 26
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 59
CLONAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 44
LOVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

38 77
LEVETIRACETAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 40 108
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

41 57
DIGOXIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 42 53
FLUOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 43 47
SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 44 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

45 37
MEMANTINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

46 117
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

47 40
CEPHALEXIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

A 47 80
METFORMIN HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

49 42
CELECOXIB 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 50 115
FENTANYL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 O 51 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 51 38
NOVOLOG 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 53 131
TOPIRAMATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 54 128
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

55 92
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 55 100
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 Sept. 2, 2011.
  • 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.