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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,209Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
505 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

$1.19M

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1.28M

2016

Number of Claims

10,881

2014

11,956

2015

13,209

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.

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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
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 875

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

856

prescriptions.

183

patients, 36% of all patients

CREON 616

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

170

patients, 34% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 611

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

139

patients, 28% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 477

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

97

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

96

patients, 19% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

198

patients, 39% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

191

patients, 38% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

NEXIUM 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

161

patients, 32% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

132

patients, 26% of all patients

MELOXICAM 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

118

patients, 23% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

CELECOXIB 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

NASONEX 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

VASCEPA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

LYRICA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

A
MECLIZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% 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 Jan. 11, 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.