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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,279Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$591K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
407 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% 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

$305K

2014

$517K

2015

$591K

2016

Number of Claims

5,525

2014

9,763

2015

10,279

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 478

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

73

patients, 18% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 434

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

NAPROXEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

MELOXICAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

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FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 51

prescriptions, 0% 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 Feb. 18, 2013.
  • 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.