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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,928Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$378K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
475 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

$571K

2014

$430K

2015

$378K

2016

Number of Claims

9,621

2014

8,617

2015

7,928

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 311

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 290

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% 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 Oct. 27, 2016.
  • 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.