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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,639Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$779K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
624 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$462K

2014

$650K

2015

$779K

2016

Number of Claims

8,723

2014

10,065

2015

11,639

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
ALPRAZOLAM 430

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

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 Dec. 28, 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.