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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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12,759Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$598K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

608 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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 North Dakota
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

32% of this provider’s 608 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 608 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$585K

2014

$684K

2015

$598K

2016

Number of Claims

11,462

2014

12,665

2015

12,759

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
SIMVASTATIN 530

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 485

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 483

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

3 6
FUROSEMIDE 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

5 7
LISINOPRIL 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

6 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

8 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

9 12
METFORMIN HCL 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

10 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

11 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

12 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

13 16
CARVEDILOL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

14 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

15 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

16 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

17 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

18 50
GABAPENTIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

19 15
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 20 134
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 21 108
DONEPEZIL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

22 21
TRAZODONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

23 30
NAMENDA XR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

<11 24 56
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

25 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 47
TRAMADOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O 27 18
SPIRONOLACTONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

28 45
MIRTAZAPINE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

29 31
CLONAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 57
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

31 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O 33 19
CLOPIDOGREL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 23
ROPINIROLE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 67
LYRICA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 36 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

36 39
FINASTERIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 38 54
PAROXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 55
BACLOFEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 40 77
NAPROXEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

41 150
GEMFIBROZIL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 111
ALPRAZOLAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

43 36
FENTANYL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 O 43 49
LORAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 24
PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

46 27
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 47 70
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 44
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P 49 38
AZITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

A 50 68
JANUVIA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 51 79
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 22
BUSPIRONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 86
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 51 82
MELOXICAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 48
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 41
CEPHALEXIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A 57 73
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 65
ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 58 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 52
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 61 53
SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 126
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

A 64 78
ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 25
DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 66 61
LAMOTRIGINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 66 122
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 68 114
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

69 37
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 69 58
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 Nov. 15, 2011.
  • 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.