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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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22,875Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

1,156 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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 975 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 1,156 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 1,156 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$54 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

$1.29M

2014

$1.35M

2015

$1.24M

2016

Number of Claims

21,141

2014

23,601

2015

22,875

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
METFORMIN HCL 1,100

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

917

prescriptions.

230

patients, 20% of all patients

1 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,064

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

904

prescriptions.

249

patients, 22% of all patients

2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,006

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

849

prescriptions.

182

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
SIMVASTATIN 958

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

888

prescriptions.

210

patients, 18% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 870

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

744

prescriptions.

202

patients, 17% of all patients

5 7
LISINOPRIL 643

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

148

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
OMEPRAZOLE 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

125

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

8 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

9 11
GABAPENTIN 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

10 15
TRAMADOL HCL 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

O 11 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

12 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

13 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

14 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

15 8
FUROSEMIDE 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

16 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

17 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

18 21
GLIPIZIDE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

19 60
ALPRAZOLAM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

20 36
CLONIDINE HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

21 106
CARVEDILOL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

22 28
ATENOLOL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

23 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

24 37
CLOPIDOGREL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

25 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

26 46
SERTRALINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

27 14
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

27 125
TAMSULOSIN HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

29 17
BUMETANIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

30 141
TRAZODONE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

31 30
ALLOPURINOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

32 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

32 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

34 16
AZITHROMYCIN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

123

patients, 11% of all patients

A 34 68
VALSARTAN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

36 84
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

37 99
RANITIDINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

38 51
CRESTOR 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

39 40
CLONAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

40 57
KLOR-CON M20 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

41 178
SYNTHROID 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

42 94
METFORMIN HCL ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

43 63
GLIMEPIRIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

44 52
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

45 53
NIFEDIPINE ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

46 126
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

O 47 19
HYDRALAZINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

48 115
FENOFIBRATE* 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

49 91
DULOXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

50 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

51 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

52 47
PROAIR HFA 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

53 124
FENOFIBRATE* 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

54 174
MELOXICAM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

54 48
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

56 152
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

57 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

57 65
LORAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

59 24
MIRTAZAPINE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

60 31
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 60 38
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

62 129
FLUOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

63 50
ZETIA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

64 87
ADVAIR DISKUS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

64 64
LOVASTATIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

66 90
VERAPAMIL ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

66 159
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

68 82
VENTOLIN HFA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

69 75
SPIRIVA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 126
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

71 168
RAMIPRIL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

71 117
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

73 132
DIAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

73 182
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 44
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

76 95
IBUPROFEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

76 162
FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

78 114
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

78 39
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

80 153
FINASTERIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

81 54
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

82 121
TEMAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 82 211
GLIPIZIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

84 85
SPIRONOLACTONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

84 45
BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 86 77
FAMOTIDINE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

86 74
MECLIZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

88 215
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

89 80
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

89 104
PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

91 27
LEVETIRACETAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

92 88
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

93 43
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

93 33
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. 18, 2012.
  • 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.