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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,899Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$403K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
491 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

$130K

2014

$258K

2015

$403K

2016

Number of Claims

2,939

2014

5,223

2015

7,899

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 337

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 335

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

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SIMVASTATIN 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

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CLOPIDOGREL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

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GLIPIZIDE XL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

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SERTRALINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

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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 Feb. 15, 2018.
  • 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.