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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,545Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$653K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
744 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% 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

$405K

2014

$527K

2015

$653K

2016

Number of Claims

10,407

2014

16,564

2015

20,545

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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,049

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,038

prescriptions.

150

patients, 20% of all patients

FOLIC ACID 750

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

EASY TOUCH ALCOHOL PREP PADS 699

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 692

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

680

prescriptions.

184

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 640

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 582

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

142

patients, 19% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

VIAGRA 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

VOLTAREN 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

BACLOFEN 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

A
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VITAMIN D2 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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NYSTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 July 7, 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.