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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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5,823Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 142 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

$400K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 109 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

403 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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 Idaho
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

23% of this provider’s 403 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 403 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$413K

2014

$383K

2015

$400K

2016

Number of Claims

5,905

2014

5,443

2015

5,823

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 250

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

76

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 211

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

O 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

4 7
METFORMIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

5 8
LISINOPRIL 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
GABAPENTIN 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

7 9
OMEPRAZOLE 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

8 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

9 15
ALPRAZOLAM 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

9 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

11 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

12 6
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

13 50
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

14 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

15 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

16 13
TRAZODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

16 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

18 40
FUROSEMIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

19 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

20 14
MELOXICAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

21 24
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 O 22 135
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 O 22 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

22 34
LOVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

25 46
CLOPIDOGREL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

26 42
ALLOPURINOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 31
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

28 167
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. 24, 2012.
  • 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.