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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,947Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
581 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$192K

2014

$860K

2015

$1.14M

2016

Number of Claims

2,779

2014

13,620

2015

19,947

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.

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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.

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An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,003

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

911

prescriptions.

188

patients, 32% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 763

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

162

patients, 28% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 650

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

113

patients, 19% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 631

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

128

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 580

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 573

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

112

patients, 19% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 515

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 509

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

120

patients, 21% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

NEXIUM 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

136

patients, 23% of all patients

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FENOFIBRATE* 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

142

patients, 24% of all patients

A
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

INVOKANA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

VESICARE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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JANUMET 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

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GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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METHOTREXATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

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BYSTOLIC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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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 Nov. 2, 2013.
  • 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.