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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,689Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$264K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
446 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

$250K

2014

$248K

2015

$264K

2016

Number of Claims

4,208

2014

4,381

2015

4,689

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
LISINOPRIL 235

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 191

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 173

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% 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 Sept. 13, 2011.
  • 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.