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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,936Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$533K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
374 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

$480K

2014

$469K

2015

$533K

2016

Number of Claims

7,101

2014

7,243

2015

6,936

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 374

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

78

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 322

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

76

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 243

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

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CITALOPRAM HBR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

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MORPHINE SULFATE ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

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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 Sept. 12, 2012.
  • 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.