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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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13,274Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$818K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

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

66% 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

5% of this provider’s 474 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

34% of this provider’s 535 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 535 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$868K

2014

$903K

2015

$818K

2016

Number of Claims

13,796

2014

13,304

2015

13,274

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 640

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 631

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

3 5
GABAPENTIN 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

4 12
LISINOPRIL 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

5 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

6 9
SIMVASTATIN 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

7 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

8 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

9 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

10 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
METFORMIN HCL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

11 8
PREDNISONE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

13 28
JANTOVEN 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

14 33
CARVEDILOL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

15 40
SERTRALINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

16 18
MIRTAZAPINE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

16 37
RANITIDINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

18 29
TRAMADOL HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

O 19 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

19 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

21 4
GLIMEPIRIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

22 42
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

23 16
LORAZEPAM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

23 31
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 25 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

25 20
ATENOLOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 13
CLOPIDOGREL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

28 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

O 29 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

30 34
ROPINIROLE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 85
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

32 10
CLONAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 52
INDAPAMIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 164
TRAZODONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 22
OXYCODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 O 36 39
NAMENDA XR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 36 77
SPIRONOLACTONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 59
ALPRAZOLAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

38 49
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

40 66
LANTUS 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 92
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

41 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 27
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 44 45
DIGOXIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 82
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 241
PAROXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 61
FAMOTIDINE* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 48 68
BACLOFEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 49 81
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 50 51
CICLOPIROX* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

50 277
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 52 75
METFORMIN HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 35
FENTANYL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 53 62
CELECOXIB 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 112
VENTOLIN HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

56 48
DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 57 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 44
BUSPIRONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 58 104
ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 60 25
RISPERIDONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P 61 71
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

61 53
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 Jan. 4, 2013.
  • 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.