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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,062Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$492K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
2,152 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$434K

2014

$491K

2015

$492K

2016

Number of Claims

9,812

2014

12,228

2015

11,062

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,072

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

969

prescriptions.

325

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 989

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

867

prescriptions.

335

patients, 16% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 937

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

851

prescriptions.

296

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 753

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

234

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 683

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

223

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 578

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

154

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 529

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

155

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 509

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

153

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

121

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

122

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

93

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

67

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

61

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

63

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

48

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

47

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

88

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

47

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

PRADAXA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

TOPROL XL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 1% of all patients

RANEXA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% 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 April 9, 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.