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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,438Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$447K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
718 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

2014

$303K

2015

$447K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

5,765

2015

8,438

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 436

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 350

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 313

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

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PREDNISONE 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

187

patients, 26% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

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CLOPIDOGREL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

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AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

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AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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. 12, 2015.
  • 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.