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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,949Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$901K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
707 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

$669K

2014

$694K

2015

$901K

2016

Number of Claims

11,611

2014

12,835

2015

14,949

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 536

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 530

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 464

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A
BACLOFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
PHENOBARBITAL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

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 April 25, 2014.
  • 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.