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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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12,112Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$637K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

592 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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 515 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

23% of this provider’s 592 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 592 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$603K

2014

$657K

2015

$637K

2016

Number of Claims

12,914

2014

12,872

2015

12,112

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
OMEPRAZOLE 517

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

113

patients, 19% of all patients

1 5
SIMVASTATIN 516

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

126

patients, 21% of all patients

2 3
FUROSEMIDE 443

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

3 7
LISINOPRIL 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

100

patients, 17% of all patients

4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

5 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

6 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

7 10
METFORMIN HCL ER 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

8 35
GABAPENTIN 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

9 12
ATENOLOL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

10 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

11 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

11 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

13 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

O 14 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

15 16
JANTOVEN 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

16 33
PREDNISONE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

17 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

18 20
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

19 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

20 19
TRAMADOL HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

O 21 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

22 27
METFORMIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

23 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

24 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

26 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

27 46
SERTRALINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

28 18
ALLOPURINOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

29 25
LORAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 51
GLIMEPIRIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

32 42
MEMANTINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

33 74
NAMENDA XR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 33 77
FENTANYL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 35 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 44
CLOPIDOGREL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

37 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 24
CARVEDILOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

39 40
ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 209
WARFARIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 15
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 75
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 121
MELOXICAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 64
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 59
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 46 117
KETOCONAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

47 177
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 73
PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

49 69
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

50 26
ROPINIROLE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 50 85
TRAZODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

52 22
FINASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 65
RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 29
DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

54 43
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 61
MIRTAZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 37
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 173
DONEPEZIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 59 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 87
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 8, 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.