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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,054Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$356K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
689 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

$293K

2014

$317K

2015

$356K

2016

Number of Claims

7,069

2014

8,050

2015

9,054

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
OMEPRAZOLE 473

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 442

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 353

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 338

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

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FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

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CEFUROXIME 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

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. 22, 2011.
  • 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.