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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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8,081Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$430K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 89 providers in this state and specialty

341 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

20% of this provider’s 341 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 341 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$382K

2014

$466K

2015

$430K

2016

Number of Claims

5,874

2014

7,169

2015

8,081

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 452

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

83

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 444

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

92

patients, 27% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

3 8
LISINOPRIL 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

6 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

6 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

8 12
FUROSEMIDE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

8 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

10 6
SPIRONOLACTONE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

11 35
METFORMIN HCL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

12 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

13 7
SERTRALINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

14 14
ATENOLOL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

15 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

16 25
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

17 45
WARFARIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

18 20
LORAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

19 22
GABAPENTIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

20 15
TRAMADOL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

O 21 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

22 29
PREDNISONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

23 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

24 33
CARVEDILOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 25 24
RANITIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 26 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

27 27
FINASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 28 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

29 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 30 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 31 56
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

32 13
ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 33 74
ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

33 28
MIDODRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 35 127
DIGOXIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 36 49
SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

37 65
TRAZODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 37 26
CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

39 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 39 54
GLIMEPIRIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 39 72
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 March 21, 2016.
  • 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.