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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,674Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$565K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
452 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

$479K

2014

$571K

2015

$565K

2016

Number of Claims

10,645

2014

11,369

2015

10,674

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
OMEPRAZOLE 445

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

88

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 434

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

76

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 430

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

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CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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ALLOPURINOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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JANUVIA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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NAPROXEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

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 April 26, 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.