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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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13,630Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

$483K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 299 providers in this state and specialty

463 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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 South Dakota
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 412 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

37% of this provider’s 463 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 463 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$398K

2014

$415K

2015

$483K

2016

Number of Claims

10,366

2014

11,987

2015

13,630

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
FUROSEMIDE 725

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

87

patients, 19% of all patients

1 4
LISINOPRIL 479

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

4 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

5 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

7 5
SIMVASTATIN 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

8 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

9 13
GABAPENTIN 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

10 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

11 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

12 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

O 13 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

14 11
ATENOLOL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

15 22
METFORMIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

16 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

17 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

18 14
MIRTAZAPINE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

19 32
CLOPIDOGREL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

20 23
JANTOVEN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

21 50
MELOXICAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

22 31
SERTRALINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 18
LANTUS 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

24 85
PREDNISONE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

25 28
LORAZEPAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

26 24
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

27 73
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 28 49
ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

29 12
VESICARE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

31 148
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 81
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

33 38
DIGOXIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 53
TRAMADOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

O 35 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

36 19
CLONAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

37 44
CEPHALEXIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

A 37 80
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

39 29
ALPRAZOLAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 33
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 41 151
TRAZODONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

42 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

A 43 72
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 57
CARVEDILOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 21
NAMENDA XR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 46 58
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

47 27
VENTOLIN HFA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

48 71
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 49 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 50 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 50 40
PROPRANOLOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 52 156
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

53 92
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 54 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

55 37
GEMFIBROZIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 56 110
NOVOLOG 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 56 131
METOLAZONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 104
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 59 82
LEVOFLOXACIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

A 60 136
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 60 84
DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 62 48
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 63 75
SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 64 35
LEVETIRACETAM ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 64 257
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 Nov. 2, 2009.
  • 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.