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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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12,095Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

$689K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

604 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

2% of this provider’s 553 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

21% of this provider’s 604 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 604 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$633K

2014

$609K

2015

$689K

2016

Number of Claims

11,882

2014

11,513

2015

12,095

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 696

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

143

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 467

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

2 10
OMEPRAZOLE 466

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
LISINOPRIL 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
GABAPENTIN 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

6 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

8 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

O 9 5
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

10 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

12 15
METFORMIN HCL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

13 8
TRAMADOL HCL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

O 14 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

15 17
MELOXICAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

15 24
TRAZODONE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

17 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

18 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

19 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

20 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

21 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

22 13
CARVEDILOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

23 30
XARELTO 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

24 85
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

25 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

26 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

27 29
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

28 66
ALLOPURINOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

30 21
LOVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 46
RALOXIFENE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 166
FLUOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 27
BUSPIRONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 93
SIMVASTATIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

35 7
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 43
DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 32
CLONAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

38 41
ALPRAZOLAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 44
ATENOLOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 36
LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 28
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 43 101
CLOPIDOGREL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

44 42
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 47
METFORMIN HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 23
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 57
MIRTAZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 61
FENTANYL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 O 49 53
CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 97
JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 50 104
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

52 25
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A 53 133
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 O 54 127
SERTRALINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

54 20
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 Feb. 28, 2017.
  • 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.