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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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6,642Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 366 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$300K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 579 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

458 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

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

22% of this provider’s 458 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 458 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% 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

15 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

$243K

2014

$289K

2015

$300K

2016

Number of Claims

5,168

2014

6,119

2015

6,642

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 399

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

101

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN 313

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

87

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
ATENOLOL 264

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

3 13
OMEPRAZOLE 247

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

5 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

6 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

7 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

8 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

9 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
METFORMIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

11 8
TRAMADOL HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O 11 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

13 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

14 15
RANITIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

15 29
FUROSEMIDE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

15 7
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

17 41
ALLOPURINOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

18 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

19 24
PAROXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

20 61
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

21 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

22 26
LOVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

23 55
ALPRAZOLAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

24 49
LORAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

25 31
GABAPENTIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

26 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 27 17
CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

28 52
TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

28 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 23
ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

31 54
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 32 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

32 59
CITALOPRAM HBR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

32 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 38
SERTRALINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 18
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

A 37 58
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 Dec. 14, 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.