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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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9,707Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 1578 providers in this state and specialty

$753K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 1578 providers in this state and specialty

433 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

30% of this provider’s 433 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 433 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 27%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $100 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$347K

2014

$614K

2015

$753K

2016

Number of Claims

5,475

2014

9,126

2015

9,707

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 472

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

89

patients, 21% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 371

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

76

patients, 18% of all patients

2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

3 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

4 17
METFORMIN HCL 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

5 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

6 16
FUROSEMIDE 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

7 12
OMEPRAZOLE 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

8 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

9 7
GABAPENTIN 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

10 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

11 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

12 21
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

13 178
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

14 24
CARVEDILOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

15 27
SERTRALINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

16 31
SIMVASTATIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

17 11
CRESTOR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

18 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

19 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

20 39
CLOPIDOGREL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

21 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

22 19
MELOXICAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

23 22
TRAZODONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

24 25
ATENOLOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

24 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

26 37
GLIPIZIDE ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

27 110
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

28 58
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

29 18
TRAMADOL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 30 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

30 30
CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

33 98
DULOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 34 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 36
ALLOPURINOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

36 54
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 37 116
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

38 95
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

38 52
METFORMIN HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

40 44
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

41 213
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

42 50
QUINAPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 43 243
VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

44 56
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 May 10, 2016.
  • 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.