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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

PAIGE BRINKE PA-C, MS

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,534Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$613K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
564 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$531K

2014

$470K

2015

$613K

2016

Number of Claims

7,695

2014

7,866

2015

8,534

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 427

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

112

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 372

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

98

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

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. 29, 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.