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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,893Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 96 providers in this state and specialty

$802K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 96 providers in this state and specialty

649 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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 619 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

16% of this provider’s 649 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 649 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$896K

2014

$835K

2015

$802K

2016

Number of Claims

20,048

2014

19,455

2015

18,893

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
SIMVASTATIN 891

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

864

prescriptions.

169

patients, 26% of all patients

1 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 860

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

825

prescriptions.

122

patients, 19% of all patients

2 8
LISINOPRIL 835

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

797

prescriptions.

135

patients, 21% of all patients

3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 760

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

744

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 751

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

118

patients, 18% of all patients

5 6
FUROSEMIDE 717

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

6 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 693

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

111

patients, 17% of all patients

7 5
METFORMIN HCL 530

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

8 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 499

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

9 4
GABAPENTIN 497

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

10 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

11 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

12 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

13 10
MIRTAZAPINE 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

14 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

14 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

16 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

17 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

18 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

19 15
CARVEDILOL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

20 24
JANTOVEN 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

21 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

22 13
CLOPIDOGREL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

23 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

24 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

24 38
ALLOPURINOL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

26 21
TRAMADOL HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

O 27 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

28 44
SERTRALINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

29 16
JANUVIA 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 55
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

31 42
LOVASTATIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 78
FINASTERIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

32 43
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 32 28
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

35 37
ATENOLOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

37 27
ZETIA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

38 54
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 89
MEMANTINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 40 74
PAROXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 70
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

42 41
BUSPIRONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 86
NAMENDA XR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 44 58
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 39
METOLAZONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 46 112
MELOXICAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

47 72
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 67
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 49 84
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 33
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 48
HYDRALAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 89
PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

53 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

54 35
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 54 71
LANTUS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 76
CRESTOR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

57 40
GLIPIZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 57 50
DIGOXIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 59 51
METFORMIN HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 59
RANEXA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 61 186
VERAPAMIL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 62 95
SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 62 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 46
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

65 53
GEMFIBROZIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 66 123
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 68
RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 57
DUTASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 68 116
TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 70 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 O 71 102
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 Aug. 23, 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.