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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,159Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$449K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
705 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% 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

$327K

2014

$455K

2015

$449K

2016

Number of Claims

5,353

2014

7,002

2015

7,159

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

124

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CEFDINIR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

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. 11, 2015.
  • 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.