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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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8,937Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 150 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$508K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 136 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

464 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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

4% of this provider’s 383 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 464 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 464 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$602K

2014

$599K

2015

$508K

2016

Number of Claims

10,821

2014

10,645

2015

8,937

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
OMEPRAZOLE 374

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 372

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

3 7
GABAPENTIN 315

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

4 12
LISINOPRIL 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

5 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

O 6 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

7 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

8 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

9 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

10 30
RANITIDINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

11 29
SIMVASTATIN 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

12 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

13 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

14 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

14 27
PREDNISONE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

16 28
TRAMADOL HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

O 17 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

18 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

18 6
METFORMIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

20 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

20 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

22 20
TRAZODONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

23 22
FINASTERIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

24 65
WARFARIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

25 15
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

26 87
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 88
BUPROPION XL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

28 97
CLOPIDOGREL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

29 32
FENTANYL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 O 30 62
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 36
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 60
ADVAIR DISKUS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 26
ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 13
MIRTAZAPINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 37
CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 52
DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 37 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

39 4
LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 23
FAMOTIDINE* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 43 68
CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 43 40
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 118
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.