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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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8,635Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 89 providers in this state and specialty

$231K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 89 providers in this state and specialty

351 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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 Dakota
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

33% of this provider’s 351 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 351 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$27 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

$307K

2014

$256K

2015

$231K

2016

Number of Claims

8,295

2014

8,646

2015

8,635

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
FUROSEMIDE 491

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

70

patients, 20% of all patients

1 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 372

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

61

patients, 17% of all patients

2 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 358

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

4 1
SIMVASTATIN 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
LISINOPRIL 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

7 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

8 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

9 13
LOVASTATIN 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

10 55
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

11 7
ATENOLOL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

12 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

13 31
METFORMIN HCL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

14 11
GABAPENTIN 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

15 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

16 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

17 9
CLOPIDOGREL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

18 16
MEMANTINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

19 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

20 23
SERTRALINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

21 14
TRAZODONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

22 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

23 72
DONEPEZIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 24 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

25 52
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

26 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

27 27
JANTOVEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 29 18
PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

29 34
CEPHALEXIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

A 29 92
FAMOTIDINE* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 110
SPIRONOLACTONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

32 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

34 39
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 35 111
ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

35 28
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 37 58
MELOXICAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 38 94
CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

39 32
CARVEDILOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 40 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 30
VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 42 135
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 24, 2015.
  • 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.