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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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12,018Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 456 providers in this state and specialty

$791K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 456 providers in this state and specialty

321 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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 Virginia
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

41% of this provider’s 321 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 321 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 27%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $109 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 6.


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

$572K

2014

$781K

2015

$791K

2016

Number of Claims

9,857

2014

12,123

2015

12,018

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 508

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

80

patients, 25% of all patients

1 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 485

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

73

patients, 23% of all patients

O 2 1
LISINOPRIL 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

66

patients, 21% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

63

patients, 20% of all patients

4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

71

patients, 22% of all patients

5 6
GABAPENTIN 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

60

patients, 19% of all patients

6 3
ALPRAZOLAM 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

7 14
FUROSEMIDE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

8 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

9 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

10 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

11 27
SIMVASTATIN 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

12 12
METFORMIN HCL ER 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

13 79
TAMSULOSIN HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

14 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

14 43
OXYCODONE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

O 14 9
RANITIDINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

17 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

18 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

19 36
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

20 30
LORAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

21 24
ALLOPURINOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

21 70
TIZANIDINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

23 37
PROAIR HFA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

24 76
CARVEDILOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

25 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

26 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

26 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

28 40
ATENOLOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

29 41
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

O 29 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

31 66
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

32 16
CRESTOR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

33 77
TRAZODONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

34 31
IBUPROFEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

35 97
CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

36 23
SERTRALINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

36 29
LYRICA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 38 39
FINASTERIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

39 57
MELOXICAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

39 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

41 48
DULOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

42 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

43 44
CLONAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

44 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

44 62
TRAMADOL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

O 46 13
METFORMIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

47 10
LANSOPRAZOLE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 228
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

48 116
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

50 15
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

51 231
AMITIZA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

52 172
NAPROXEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

52 108
VENTOLIN HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

54 67
MIRTAZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 55 58
SYMBICORT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

56 81
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

57 149
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

57 61
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

59 161
ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 60 98
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 60 135
NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

62 137
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

62 90
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 Feb. 3, 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.