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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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23,113Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$929K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

818 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

19% of this provider’s 762 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

21% of this provider’s 818 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 818 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$979K

2014

$1.05M

2015

$929K

2016

Number of Claims

23,467

2014

22,429

2015

23,113

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
GABAPENTIN 1,094

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,003

prescriptions.

170

patients, 21% of all patients

1 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,080

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,035

prescriptions.

147

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 774

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

711

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 724

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

4 19
LISINOPRIL 705

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 687

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

6 6
TRAZODONE HCL 613

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

7 22
FUROSEMIDE 587

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

8 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 551

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

P 9 47
MIRTAZAPINE 509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

10 37
SERTRALINE HCL 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

11 18
JANTOVEN 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

12 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

13 30
RANITIDINE HCL 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

14 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

15 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

16 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

17 11
SPIRONOLACTONE 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

18 59
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

19 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

20 80
CLOPIDOGREL 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

21 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

22 9
METFORMIN HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

23 8
DULOXETINE HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

24 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

24 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

26 27
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

27 75
RISPERIDONE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P 28 71
CARVEDILOL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

29 40
SIMVASTATIN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

30 3
LATANOPROST 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

31 113
WARFARIN SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 15
PREDNISONE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

33 28
OLANZAPINE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 83
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

35 51
TRAMADOL HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O 36 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

37 34
MEMANTINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

38 74
ATENOLOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

39 13
BUSPIRONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

40 104
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

41 26
DIGOXIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

42 82
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

43 56
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 60
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

45 46
OXYCODONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

O 46 39
NYSTATIN 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

47 102
NYSTOP 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

48 169
GLIPIZIDE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

49 57
JANUVIA 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 78
PAROXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

51 61
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

52 36
SPIRIVA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

53 76
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

53 142
BACLOFEN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 81
FAMOTIDINE* 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

56 68
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 10
BUPROPION XL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 58 97
ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 25
LORAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

60 31
PROPRANOLOL HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 61 144
BUMETANIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 140
LEVETIRACETAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 86
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

63 66
ARIPIPRAZOLE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 65 158
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

66 173
TORSEMIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 100
METOLAZONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 149
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 69 73
CLONIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 111
NAPROXEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 105
HYDRALAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 72 94
LIDOCAINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

73 145
CEPHALEXIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A 73 96
ADVAIR DISKUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

73 54
DIGOX 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 181
BUPROPION HCL SR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 77 138
DILTIAZEM HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 77 188
ROPINIROLE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

79 85
PROAIR HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

80 69
CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 80 52
LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 92
CHOLESTYRAMINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

83 224
LOPERAMIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

84 135
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 85 253
CARBAMAZEPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 85 227
PRAZOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 87 255
METHOTREXATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 87 196
CHLORTHALIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 87 79
LAMOTRIGINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 90 124
HALOPERIDOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P 90 222
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 June 13, 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.