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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,412Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$277K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
337 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
33% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

$259K

2014

$261K

2015

$277K

2016

Number of Claims

8,928

2014

10,760

2015

10,412

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 676

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

75

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 635

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

77

patients, 23% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 554

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

64

patients, 19% of all patients

ATENOLOL 530

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

65

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 523

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

62

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 494

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

60

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 424

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

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 June 11, 2008.
  • 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.