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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,066Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$518K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
294 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

$499K

2014

$551K

2015

$518K

2016

Number of Claims

9,736

2014

11,245

2015

11,066

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 390

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

54

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

59

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

56

patients, 19% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P
LOVASTATIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P
ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
NITROFURANTOIN* 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 A
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
DEXILANT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
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 March 12, 2009.
  • 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.