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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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5,268Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 85 out of 335 providers in this state and specialty

$226K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 138 out of 335 providers in this state and specialty

383 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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 Montana
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

16% of this provider’s 383 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 383 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$237K

2014

$211K

2015

$226K

2016

Number of Claims

5,641

2014

5,136

2015

5,268

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 285

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

1 7
SIMVASTATIN 233

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

5 3
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

6 38
METFORMIN HCL ER 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

7 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

8 33
METFORMIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

9 11
ALLOPURINOL 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

10 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

11 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

12 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

13 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

14 9
ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

15 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

16 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

17 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

17 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

19 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

20 39
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

21 51
WARFARIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

22 15
LORAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

22 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

24 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O 25 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

26 18
GABAPENTIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 10
ALPRAZOLAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

28 42
FUROSEMIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

29 8
SERTRALINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

30 20
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 Feb. 27, 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.