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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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9,944Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.99M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,496 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

$1.42M

2014

$1.91M

2015

$3.99M

2016

Number of Claims

6,176

2014

6,355

2015

9,944

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
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 1,037

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

265

patients, 18% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 1,012

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

709

prescriptions.

278

patients, 19% of all patients

PREDNISONE 723

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

281

patients, 19% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 552

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

117

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

88

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

86

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

ENBREL 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

FOLIC ACID 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE DR 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

AZATHIOPRINE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

COLCHICINE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

ORENCIA* 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

PILOCARPINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ULORIC 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

QVAR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

XOLAIR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

XELJANZ 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NABUMETONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

FLOVENT HFA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM-MISOPROSTOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

10
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 June 30, 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.