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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,288Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
727 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

$1.87M

2014

$2.32M

2015

$2.66M

2016

Number of Claims

9,689

2014

10,703

2015

11,288

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 1,149

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

850

prescriptions.

192

patients, 26% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 837

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

166

patients, 23% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 766

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

140

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 555

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 538

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 420

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 413

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

128

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

LANTUS 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLOG 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVEMIR 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VICTOZA 2-PAK 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN R U-500 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ONGLYZA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% 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 July 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.