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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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22,457Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1578 providers in this state and specialty

$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 1578 providers in this state and specialty

599 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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 Carolina
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

27% of this provider’s 599 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

69% of this provider’s 599 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 27%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $100 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$916K

2014

$1.41M

2015

$1.47M

2016

Number of Claims

16,078

2014

21,174

2015

22,457

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
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,299

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

220

patients, 37% of all patients

O 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,099

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

171

patients, 29% of all patients

2 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 779

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

125

patients, 21% of all patients

3 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 688

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

118

patients, 20% of all patients

4 7
OXYCODONE HCL 682

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

116

patients, 19% of all patients

O 5 9
TRAMADOL HCL 662

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

136

patients, 23% of all patients

O 6 13
OMEPRAZOLE 655

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

114

patients, 19% of all patients

7 2
GABAPENTIN 637

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

8 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 523

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

9 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 495

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

10 24
FUROSEMIDE 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

11 12
FENTANYL 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

O 12 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

13 17
METFORMIN HCL 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

14 10
CRESTOR 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

15 53
ALPRAZOLAM 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

16 14
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

17 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

18 23
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

19 68
BENAZEPRIL HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

20 115
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

O 21 29
LISINOPRIL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

22 6
RANITIDINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

23 41
LYRICA 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

24 40
NAPROXEN 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

25 112
CLOPIDOGREL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

26 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

27 34
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

O 28 1
TRAZODONE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

29 25
CARVEDILOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

31 39
ZETIA 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

32 138
TRADJENTA 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

33 160
MELOXICAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

34 22
RAMIPRIL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

35 168
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

35 213
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

37 30
VENTOLIN HFA 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

38 56
IBUPROFEN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

39 104
JANUMET 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

40 228
PROAIR HFA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

41 50
NEXIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

42 96
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 19
CARISOPRODOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

44 131
LINZESS 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

45 117
METHADONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 46 57
PREDNISONE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

47 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

48 55
SYMBICORT 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

49 67
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

50 127
AMITIZA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

50 158
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 16
DULOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

53 35
SIMVASTATIN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

54 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 37
PAROXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

56 106
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

57 326
CLONAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

58 26
SERTRALINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

59 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 42
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

60 108
TIZANIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

62 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

63 76
INVOKANA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

64 146
JENTADUETO 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 338
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 18
CELECOXIB 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

67 107
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

68 36
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 58
CLONIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 94
SUCRALFATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

71 195
ALLOPURINOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 54
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 97
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 135
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

75 52
ATENOLOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 75 45
RIZATRIPTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 275
ELIQUIS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 78 90
TRULICITY 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 270
BUSPIRONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

79 73
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

79 323
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

79 60
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

83 132
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

83 186
FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 85 192
BYSTOLIC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

86 219
MUPIROCIN* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

87 147
GLIPIZIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 87 110
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

A 87 49
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 April 27, 2017.
  • 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.