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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,437Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$446K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
459 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
44% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

$497K

2014

$506K

2015

$446K

2016

Number of Claims

9,279

2014

9,524

2015

8,437

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.

10

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
LISINOPRIL 361

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 305

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 296

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

A
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

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 Jan. 26, 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.