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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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8,360Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 152 providers in this state and specialty

$389K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 152 providers in this state and specialty

412 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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

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

30% of this provider’s 412 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 412 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$369K

2014

$380K

2015

$389K

2016

Number of Claims

7,387

2014

8,237

2015

8,360

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 344

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 295

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

4 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

O 5 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

6 17
GABAPENTIN 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

7 9
METFORMIN HCL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

8 12
FUROSEMIDE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
SIMVASTATIN 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

10 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

11 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

12 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

13 13
MELOXICAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

14 21
ATENOLOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

15 26
CLONAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

16 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

16 15
ALLOPURINOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

18 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

19 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

20 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

21 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

22 16
TIZANIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

23 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

24 28
GEMFIBROZIL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

25 89
TRAMADOL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O 26 23
GLIPIZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 77
FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 64
LORAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 79
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O 31 102
TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 35
AZITHROMYCIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

A 33 36
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 52
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 35 25
JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 36 58
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O 37 33
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 37 151
DIGOXIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 37 92
SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 31
BACLOFEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 41 53
CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 41 73
VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

43 34
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 Sept. 28, 2012.
  • 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.