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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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8,491Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 70 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

$657K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 553 providers in this state and specialty

453 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

5% of this provider’s 372 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

11% of this provider’s 453 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 453 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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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

$77 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$428K

2014

$556K

2015

$657K

2016

Number of Claims

7,877

2014

9,739

2015

8,491

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 450

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

O 1 5
LISINOPRIL 351

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

85

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 328

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
MELOXICAM 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

4 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

5 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

6 4
METFORMIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
GABAPENTIN 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

8 9
SIMVASTATIN 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

9 7
FUROSEMIDE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

11 6
FLUOXETINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

12 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

13 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

14 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

15 12
SERTRALINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

16 20
LORAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

17 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

18 13
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

18 124
LYRICA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

18 64
LANTUS 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

21 69
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 21 60
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 23 54
BUSPIRONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

24 93
TRAZODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

25 18
METHADONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 O 26 71
CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

26 30
IBUPROFEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

28 74
ALPRAZOLAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 26
OXYCODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 O 29 49
ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 84
TAMSULOSIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 66
CLOPIDOGREL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

35 42
VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

36 70
RANITIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

36 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

38 25
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

38 76
CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 40 96
PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

41 51
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 June 17, 2008.
  • 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.