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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,045Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$408K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
204 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

$338K

2014

$400K

2015

$408K

2016

Number of Claims

5,993

2014

6,115

2015

6,045

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 288

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

44

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

45

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 275

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

41

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 274

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

44

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

40

patients, 20% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

30

patients, 15% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

O
IBUPROFEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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FUROSEMIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

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PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

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 March 11, 2011.
  • 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.