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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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16,942Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

618 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

2% of this provider’s 532 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

44% of this provider’s 618 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 618 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$717K

2014

$899K

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

13,953

2014

15,653

2015

16,942

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 972

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

914

prescriptions.

140

patients, 23% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 804

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

723

prescriptions.

138

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 692

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

139

patients, 22% of all patients

3 2
SIMVASTATIN 575

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

111

patients, 18% of all patients

4 6
LISINOPRIL 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

7 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

8 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

O 9 16
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

10 114
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

11 7
DIGOXIN 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

12 53
METFORMIN HCL 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

13 10
GABAPENTIN 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

13 15
FINASTERIDE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

15 51
CARVEDILOL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

16 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

17 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

18 13
RANITIDINE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

19 43
WARFARIN SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

20 12
CEPHALEXIN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

A 21 80
MELOXICAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

22 31
TRAMADOL HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

O 23 17
CLOPIDOGREL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

24 23
DULOXETINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

25 48
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

26 29
SERTRALINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

27 18
ALLOPURINOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

28 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

29 105
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

30 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 20
SUCRALFATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

32 91
LORAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 19
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

35 59
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 34
ALPRAZOLAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

37 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 25
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 76
FENTANYL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 40 39
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 73
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 100
METHOTREXATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 178
LEVOFLOXACIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

A 44 136
PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

45 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

46 52
LYRICA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 61
JANTOVEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 50
MUPIROCIN* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

49 157
JANUVIA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

50 63
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

A 50 72
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 127
PAROXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 53 64
FLUOCINONIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

54 217
VALSARTAN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 102
METOLAZONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 104
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 57 45
SPIRIVA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 96
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 P 59 49
IBUPROFEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 119
FLUOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

60 47
ATENOLOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 22
XARELTO 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 88
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 99
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

63 92
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 139
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

67 14
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 67 236
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 69 94
INVOKANA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 142
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 201
BUSPIRONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 72 116
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

A 73 180
AZITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 74 65
RISPERIDONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 P 75 69
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. 21, 2017.
  • 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.