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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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8,030Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$434K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

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

42% 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

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

25% of this provider’s 357 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 357 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$312K

2014

$352K

2015

$434K

2016

Number of Claims

6,056

2014

6,557

2015

8,030

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 404

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

1 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 297

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

2 10
SIMVASTATIN 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

4 1
LISINOPRIL 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
GABAPENTIN 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

6 15
SERTRALINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

7 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

8 11
OMEPRAZOLE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

9 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

10 12
METFORMIN HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
LORAZEPAM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

12 24
LOVASTATIN 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

13 90
ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

14 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

15 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

16 7
ALLOPURINOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

17 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

18 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

19 8
OXYCODONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

O 20 72
TAMSULOSIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

21 17
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

22 33
FINASTERIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

23 54
CLOPIDOGREL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

24 23
PREDNISONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

25 27
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O 26 83
CARVEDILOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 27 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

28 22
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 29 70
MIRTAZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 30 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

30 16
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

32 43
JANTOVEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

33 35
FELODIPINE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 34 175
GLIPIZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

35 60
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

36 5
CRESTOR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

36 40
ROPINIROLE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 38 67
SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 39 45
RANITIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 40 51
CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

41 57
VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

42 75
CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

43 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P 44 38
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 45 58
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 Oct. 30, 2015.
  • 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.