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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,567Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$724K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,040 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$631K

2014

$711K

2015

$724K

2016

Number of Claims

16,950

2014

16,506

2015

16,567

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 857

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

204

patients, 20% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 761

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

186

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 731

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

146

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 568

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

138

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

107

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O
IBUPROFEN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

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ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O
SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
BUMETANIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% 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 Oct. 13, 2017.
  • 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.