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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,755Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$428K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
311 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

$453K

2014

$451K

2015

$428K

2016

Number of Claims

8,874

2014

9,085

2015

9,755

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.

10

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 386

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

63

patients, 20% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

67

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 344

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

57

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

71

patients, 23% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

52

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

57

patients, 18% of all patients

A
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% 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 March 16, 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.