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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,830Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$401K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
692 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$256K

2014

$329K

2015

$401K

2016

Number of Claims

5,289

2014

6,883

2015

7,830

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 363

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

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CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A
TEMAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% 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 Aug. 27, 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.