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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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12,136Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$638K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
471 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

$440K

2014

$572K

2015

$638K

2016

Number of Claims

9,243

2014

11,376

2015

12,136

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 589

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

136

patients, 29% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 492

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

88

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 474

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 463

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

93

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

O
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

A
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

A
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% 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 June 3, 2010.
  • 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.