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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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4,809Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 152 providers in this state and specialty

$807K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 152 providers in this state and specialty

405 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

0% of this provider’s 309 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

30% of this provider’s 405 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 405 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

53% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$168 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$461K

2014

$605K

2015

$807K

2016

Number of Claims

3,506

2014

4,196

2015

4,809

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
PREDNISONE 452

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

132

patients, 33% of all patients

1 20
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 385

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

2 42
VENTOLIN HFA 338

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

86

patients, 21% of all patients

3 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 278

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

4 41
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 256

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

5 65
SYMBICORT 236

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

6 59
PROAIR HFA 207

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

7 56
SPIRIVA 195

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

8 66
BREO ELLIPTA 189

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

9 71
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

10 100
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

11 110
ADVAIR HFA 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

12 115
FUROSEMIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

13 8
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

13 63
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

15 129
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

15 67
AZITHROMYCIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

A 17 36
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

A 17 101
FLOVENT HFA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

19 135
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

20 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

21 14
ANORO ELLIPTA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 21 141
OMEPRAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

23 5
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 March 24, 2009.
  • 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.