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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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13,011Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$765K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

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

61% 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

4% of this provider’s 475 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

22% of this provider’s 536 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 536 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$776K

2014

$751K

2015

$765K

2016

Number of Claims

13,736

2014

12,777

2015

13,011

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 721

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

705

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

1 7
LISINOPRIL 629

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

119

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 619

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

5 5
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

6 30
SIMVASTATIN 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

7 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

8 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

9 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

10 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

11 10
JANTOVEN 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

12 33
RANITIDINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

13 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

14 34
METFORMIN HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

15 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

16 16
GABAPENTIN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

17 12
MIRTAZAPINE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

18 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

19 19
SERTRALINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

20 18
CARVEDILOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

21 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

22 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

23 27
NAMENDA XR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

<11 24 77
LANTUS 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

25 92
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

26 23
SPIRONOLACTONE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

26 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

28 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 P 29 47
FLUOXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

29 24
CLOPIDOGREL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 32
TRAMADOL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O 33 21
FINASTERIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 65
PREDNISONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

35 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 36 17
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

37 157
VENTOLIN HFA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 48
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 38
PAROXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 61
GLIMEPIRIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 42
ADVAIR DISKUS 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 54
SPIRIVA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 43 76
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

43 26
JANUVIA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 45 78
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 51
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 36
ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 25
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

48 66
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 50
DIGOXIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 82
RISPERIDONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 P 51 71
PROAIR HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

51 69
ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 55 46
TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 22
VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 55 105
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 98
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 60
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 60 80
RISPERDAL CONSTA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P 60 315
CLONAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 52
DILT-XR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 62 187
CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 64 112
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 July 9, 2007.
  • 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.