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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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13,277Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 89 providers in this state and specialty

$491K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 89 providers in this state and specialty

459 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

3% of this provider’s 424 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

21% of this provider’s 459 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

40% of this provider’s 459 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$253K

2014

$366K

2015

$491K

2016

Number of Claims

6,442

2014

7,985

2015

13,277

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 695

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

1 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 500

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

2 10
GABAPENTIN 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

3 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

4 1
LISINOPRIL 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

5 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

6 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

7 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

8 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

9 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

O 10 17
OMEPRAZOLE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

11 8
LORAZEPAM 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

12 22
TRAMADOL HCL 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

O 13 21
SERTRALINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

13 14
FENTANYL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O 15 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

16 31
NAMENDA XR 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

17 70
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

18 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

19 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

20 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

21 27
OXYCODONE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

O 22 63
SIMVASTATIN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

22 3
ALLOPURINOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

24 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

25 67
DULOXETINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

26 47
CLOPIDOGREL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 16
NYSTATIN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

28 85
LYRICA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 29 46
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

30 79
ALPRAZOLAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

31 40
RANITIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 41
TRAZODONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

34 29
METFORMIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11 35 11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 36 53
LANTUS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 99
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 38 18
MIRTAZAPINE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

39 42
LATANOPROST 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 104
CARVEDILOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

41 24
GLIPIZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 42 105
ONDANSETRON HCL* 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 43 107
PREDNISONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

44 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 44 23
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 108
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 30
DIGOXIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 48 49
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 61
BACLOFEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

50 75
BUSPIRONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 51 83
VESICARE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 52 114
SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 53 35
METOLAZONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 54 115
ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 54 19
LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 56 55
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 56 118
FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 58 68
CLONAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

59 38
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 60 58
TORSEMIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 60 131
KETOCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

62 137
NOVOLOG 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 62 137
BUMETANIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 62 137
NIACIN ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 62 137
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 51
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 62 45
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 16, 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.