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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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14,951Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$690K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

760 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

2% of this provider’s 667 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

22% of this provider’s 760 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 760 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$519K

2014

$582K

2015

$690K

2016

Number of Claims

11,256

2014

11,841

2015

14,951

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 775

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 661

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 655

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 581

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

4 7
SIMVASTATIN 553

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

6 8
GABAPENTIN 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

7 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

8 12
JANTOVEN 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

9 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

11 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

12 11
SERTRALINE HCL 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

13 14
OMEPRAZOLE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

14 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

15 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

16 21
METFORMIN HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

17 9
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

18 33
CARVEDILOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

19 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

19 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

21 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

22 29
CLOPIDOGREL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

23 23
TRAMADOL HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 24 18
PREDNISONE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

25 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

26 22
LORAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

27 24
ALLOPURINOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

28 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

29 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

30 32
CRESTOR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

31 40
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O 32 108
MEMANTINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 33 62
VOLTAREN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 134
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

35 69
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

37 34
FAMOTIDINE* 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 74
DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 39 42
FINASTERIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 54
ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

39 20
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 100
NAMENDA XR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 43 56
GEMFIBROZIL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

44 111
RISPERIDONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 P 45 59
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 46 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 38
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 48 81
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

49 95
PAROXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 50 55
CITALOPRAM HBR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 51 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 53
CEPHALEXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A 52 73
ALPRAZOLAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

54 36
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 54 96
DIGOXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

56 61
RANITIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 57 51
GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 60
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 59 70
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. 30, 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.