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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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8,170Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 212 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

$399K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 317 out of 1981 providers in this state and specialty

292 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

46% of this provider’s 292 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 292 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$405K

2014

$401K

2015

$399K

2016

Number of Claims

7,537

2014

7,798

2015

8,170

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 652

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

79

patients, 27% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 435

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

84

patients, 29% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 393

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

85

patients, 29% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 368

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

60

patients, 21% of all patients

4 5
RANITIDINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

5 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

52

patients, 18% of all patients

6 14
SIMVASTATIN 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

49

patients, 17% of all patients

7 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

49

patients, 17% of all patients

8 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

9 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

10 11
FUROSEMIDE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

11 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

12 20
METFORMIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

13 8
SERTRALINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

<11 14 18
CARVEDILOL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

15 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

16 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

17 30
JANTOVEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

18 33
ALLOPURINOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

19 25
CLOPIDOGREL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

19 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

21 26
FINASTERIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

22 65
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

23 41
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

24 60
AMOXICILLIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

A 25 116
SUCRALFATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 26 153
GABAPENTIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

27 12
ATENOLOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

28 13
DUTASTERIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 29 194
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

29 9
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 31 43
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

A 32 119
LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

33 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

34 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

35 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 36 27
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.