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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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8,096Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 89 providers in this state and specialty

$435K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 89 providers in this state and specialty

107 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

19 of this provider’s 88 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

47% of this provider’s 107 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 107 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

76 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

$109K

2014

$422K

2015

$435K

2016

Number of Claims

1,505

2014

6,620

2015

8,096

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 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

30

patients, 28% of all patients

1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

25

patients, 23% of all patients

2 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

26

patients, 24% of all patients

3 1
GABAPENTIN 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

20

patients, 19% of all patients

4 15
LISINOPRIL 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

24

patients, 22% of all patients

5 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

16

patients, 15% of all patients

6 9
SERTRALINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

16

patients, 15% of all patients

7 14
SIMVASTATIN 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

15

patients, 14% of all patients

8 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

14

patients, 13% of all patients

9 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

13

patients, 12% of all patients

10 6
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

13

patients, 12% of all patients

11 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 11% of all patients

12 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

13

patients, 12% of all patients

13 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 18% of all patients

O 14 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

<11 15 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

11

patients, 10% of all patients

16 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

12

patients, 11% of all patients

17 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 18 7
TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 10% of all patients

19 26
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 20 64
DULOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 21 47
LORAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 15% of all patients

21 22
MIRTAZAPINE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 23 42
DIGOXIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 24 49
RISPERIDONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 P 25 43
LYRICA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 26 46
SPIRONOLACTONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 27 35
CLONAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 27 38
CLOPIDOGREL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 29 16
BUPROPION XL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 30 84
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 30 13
LEVETIRACETAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 32 95
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 32 53
CLONIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 34 95
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 35 122
METFORMIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 35 11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 35 61
CITALOPRAM HBR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 38 31
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 39 71
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 39 54
MEMANTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 41 44
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 11% of all patients

41 69
ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 41 131
PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 10% of all patients

44 135
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 Oct. 28, 2014.
  • 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.