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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,301Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$500K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
289 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

$549K

2014

$527K

2015

$500K

2016

Number of Claims

8,395

2014

8,593

2015

9,301

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.

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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
ALPRAZOLAM 490

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

59

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 339

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 332

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

49

patients, 17% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

MELOXICAM 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

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ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

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SYMBICORT 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
FLUCONAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DIAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

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BENAZEPRIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.