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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,835Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$529K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
322 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

$473K

2014

$476K

2015

$529K

2016

Number of Claims

8,012

2014

8,551

2015

8,835

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
LISINOPRIL 339

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

75

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

66

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

66

patients, 20% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

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CARVEDILOL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

MELOXICAM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

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CLOPIDOGREL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

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PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

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SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

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ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

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CRESTOR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

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CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

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 July 20, 2017.
  • 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.