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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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15,346Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$697K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

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

60% 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 Minnesota
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 600 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

26% of this provider’s 685 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 685 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$683K

2014

$713K

2015

$697K

2016

Number of Claims

11,728

2014

13,276

2015

15,346

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 793

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 665

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

2 5
JANTOVEN 541

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

3 33
GABAPENTIN 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

4 12
FUROSEMIDE 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

5 7
SIMVASTATIN 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

6 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

7 4
TRAMADOL HCL 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

O 8 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

9 9
LISINOPRIL 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

10 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

11 6
METFORMIN HCL 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

12 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

13 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

O 15 17
SERTRALINE HCL 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

16 18
MIRTAZAPINE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

17 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

18 11
DULOXETINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

18 43
ATENOLOL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

20 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

21 10
BUSPIRONE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

22 104
GLIMEPIRIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

23 42
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

24 30
ALLOPURINOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

25 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

26 23
RANITIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

27 29
CARVEDILOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

28 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

29 24
OXYCODONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 30 39
NYSTATIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

31 102
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

32 27
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

33 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

35 34
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

36 129
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 36 56
WARFARIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

38 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

39 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 19
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 121
TRAZODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 22
VOLTAREN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 43 127
FAMOTIDINE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 68
LORAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 31
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 101
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 51
TERAZOSIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

47 95
SYMBICORT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 107
SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 59
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 44
BUMETANIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 140
SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 76
CARTIA XT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 109
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 P 55 47
CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 52
FENTANYL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 O 58 62
PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

59 28
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 151
BUPROPION HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 61 225
TIZANIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 84
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. 27, 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.