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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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8,952Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 89 providers in this state and specialty

$427K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 89 providers in this state and specialty

413 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

26% of this provider’s 413 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 413 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$409K

2014

$459K

2015

$427K

2016

Number of Claims

9,653

2014

9,837

2015

8,952

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 481

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

93

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 467

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

96

patients, 23% of all patients

2 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 432

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

89

patients, 22% of all patients

3 5
METFORMIN HCL 323

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

4 11
SIMVASTATIN 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

5 3
FUROSEMIDE 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

7 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

8 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

9 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

10 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

11 7
LISINOPRIL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

11 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

13 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

14 9
ATENOLOL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

15 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

16 20
GABAPENTIN 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

17 15
LORAZEPAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

18 22
MIRTAZAPINE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

19 42
SERTRALINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

19 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

21 29
CRESTOR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

22 32
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

23 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 35
ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

25 28
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

26 64
TRAMADOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O 27 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O 28 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

29 60
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 27
CARVEDILOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 31 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

32 39
RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

33 41
PREDNISONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

33 34
CLOPIDOGREL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 35 16
CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 38
JANTOVEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 37 36
VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

37 73
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

39 124
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 48
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 41 56
MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 41 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 74
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.