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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,020Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$572K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
514 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

$445K

2014

$460K

2015

$572K

2016

Number of Claims

7,588

2014

7,213

2015

8,020

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 321

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 302

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 298

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

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DULOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

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LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

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 April 20, 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.