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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,562Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 213 providers in this state and specialty

$645K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 213 providers in this state and specialty

151 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
21% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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 Idaho
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

16 of this provider’s 31 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

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

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Opioids

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

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$141 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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

$374K

2014

$591K

2015

$645K

2016

Number of Claims

2,867

2014

4,158

2015

4,562

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
BUPROPION XL 289

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

44

patients, 29% of all patients

1 34
CLONAZEPAM 237

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

32

patients, 21% of all patients

2 27
ALPRAZOLAM 215

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

29

patients, 19% of all patients

3 22
TRAZODONE HCL 189

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 19% of all patients

4 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 177

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

27

patients, 18% of all patients

5 39
ARIPIPRAZOLE 175

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 19% of all patients

P 6 46
LAMOTRIGINE 172

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

24

patients, 16% of all patients

7 32
LORAZEPAM 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

23

patients, 15% of all patients

8 29
BUSPIRONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 15% of all patients

9 56
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 127

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 13% of all patients

10 95
FLUOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 13% of all patients

11 33
DULOXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 11% of all patients

12 23
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 10% of all patients

13 51
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 12% of all patients

P 14 25
PRAZOSIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 15 99
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 16 65
VIIBRYD 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 9% of all patients

17 128
DIAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 7% of all patients

18 77
RISPERIDONE 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 19 47
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 P 20 73
CLONIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 10% of all patients

20 136
FETZIMA 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 7% of all patients

22 137
GABAPENTIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

23 5
LATUDA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 24 70
TOPIRAMATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 25 68
OLANZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 26 54
TEMAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

27 100
SERTRALINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 28 26
DOXEPIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 29 177
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 25, 2013.
  • 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.