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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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8,631Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 165 providers in this state and specialty

$328K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 165 providers in this state and specialty

326 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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 South 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

45% of this provider’s 326 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 326 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$161K

2014

$261K

2015

$328K

2016

Number of Claims

4,670

2014

7,695

2015

8,631

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 376

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

O 1 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 333

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

2 7
LISINOPRIL 332

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 312

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

63

patients, 19% of all patients

4 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 304

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

5 12
FUROSEMIDE 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

6 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

7 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

8 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

9 5
SIMVASTATIN 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

10 4
METFORMIN HCL 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

11 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

12 18
SERTRALINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

13 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

14 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

15 14
ALLOPURINOL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

16 28
CARVEDILOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

17 29
FENTANYL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 18 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

19 15
RANITIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

20 52
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

21 17
CLOPIDOGREL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

22 23
ALPRAZOLAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

23 55
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 24 107
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

25 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

26 54
MELOXICAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

27 31
GABAPENTIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

28 19
ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

29 25
NEXIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 30 119
METFORMIN HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 30 41
PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

32 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

33 50
TRAMADOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

O 34 10
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 35 62
IRBESARTAN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 36 71
DIGOXIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 37 142
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

38 49
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

A 39 53
CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 39 61
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 Dec. 15, 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.