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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,034Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$678K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
434 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$198K

2014

$519K

2015

$678K

2016

Number of Claims

3,787

2014

8,330

2015

10,034

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
METFORMIN HCL 521

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

103

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 488

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

82

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 484

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 471

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

82

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 399

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

SYNTHROID 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
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 May 10, 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.