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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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20,574Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 1578 providers in this state and specialty

$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 1578 providers in this state and specialty

527 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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 Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 337 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

30% of this provider’s 527 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 527 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 27%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $100 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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

$1.49M

2014

$1.06M

2015

$1.4M

2016

Number of Claims

18,451

2014

15,762

2015

20,574

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
LISINOPRIL 795

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

125

patients, 24% of all patients

1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 779

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

130

patients, 25% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 767

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

130

patients, 25% of all patients

3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 683

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

118

patients, 22% of all patients

4 7
GABAPENTIN 601

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

105

patients, 20% of all patients

5 4
FUROSEMIDE 510

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

95

patients, 18% of all patients

6 12
METFORMIN HCL 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

7 10
CARVEDILOL 430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

8 27
SIMVASTATIN 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

10 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

11 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

98

patients, 19% of all patients

12 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

13 8
JANUVIA 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

14 97
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

15 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

16 19
TRAMADOL HCL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

O 17 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

18 15
TRAZODONE HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

19 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

20 18
RANITIDINE HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

21 41
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

22 116
CLOPIDOGREL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

23 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

24 21
CRESTOR 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

25 53
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

26 39
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

O 27 5
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

27 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

O 29 1
HYDRALAZINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

30 98
INVOKANA 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

30 146
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 58
BUSPIRONE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

33 73
SERTRALINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

34 31
LOVASTATIN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

35 71
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

35 75
SYMBICORT 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

37 67
PROAIR HFA 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

38 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

39 55
LINZESS 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

40 117
BACLOFEN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

41 59
GLIMEPIRIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

42 61
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

43 132
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

44 163
ZETIA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

45 138
SUCRALFATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

46 195
ATENOLOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

47 45
MECLIZINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

48 206
SPIRONOLACTONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 100
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

50 34
VENTOLIN HFA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

51 56
ALLOPURINOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

52 54
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

53 74
NEXIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

54 96
NAMENDA XR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

55 129
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 56 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 65
BENAZEPRIL HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

58 115
VERAPAMIL ER 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 230
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 202
AZITHROMYCIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

A 61 49
PAROXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

62 106
CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

63 26
MELOXICAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

64 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

65 36
FLUCONAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

65 149
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 67 101
JANUMET XR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

68 337
LEVOFLOXACIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

A 69 123
DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

70 35
NITROSTAT 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

71 156
ADVAIR DISKUS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

72 95
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

73 127
WARFARIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

74 42
CLONIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 94
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 152
FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 51
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

78 72
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

78 60
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 78 164
CITALOPRAM HBR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 81 37
TOPIRAMATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

82 64
BUPROPION XL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

82 88
RAMIPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 84 168
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

85 140
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 173
ULORIC 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

85 233
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

85 213
DEXAMETHASONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

89 298
VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 89 122
DOXEPIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 137
LEVETIRACETAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 91 84
NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 93 112
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 June 6, 2014.
  • 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.