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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,941Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$396K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
380 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$189K

2014

$336K

2015

$396K

2016

Number of Claims

3,360

2014

4,853

2015

5,941

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 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

A
OLANZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

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ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all 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 Dec. 7, 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.