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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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9,426Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 456 providers in this state and specialty

$403K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 456 providers in this state and specialty

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

41% 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

33% of this provider’s 434 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 434 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 27%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $109 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$339K

2014

$335K

2015

$403K

2016

Number of Claims

8,413

2014

8,830

2015

9,426

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 437

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 403

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

74

patients, 17% of all patients

2 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 348

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

O 3 1
LISINOPRIL 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

5 5
ALPRAZOLAM 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

6 14
SIMVASTATIN 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

7 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

8 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

9 15
GABAPENTIN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

10 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

11 25
METFORMIN HCL ER 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

12 79
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

13 48
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

14 16
METFORMIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

15 10
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

16 166
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

17 22
DIAZEPAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

18 47
LOVASTATIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

19 86
FUROSEMIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

20 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

21 36
MELOXICAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

22 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

23 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

24 43
RANITIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

25 46
SERTRALINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

26 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

27 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

28 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

28 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

31 45
TRAMADOL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 32 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

33 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 94
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

35 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 60
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 37 8
LORAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 24
ALLOPURINOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 70
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 235
CHLORTHALIDONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

41 240
SPIRIVA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

42 82
CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 42 19
ATENOLOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

44 41
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 45 107
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 46 93
TEMAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 47 255
DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 48 35
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 49 161
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 49 21
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. 11, 2010.
  • 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.