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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,753Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$407K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
530 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$255K

2014

$325K

2015

$407K

2016

Number of Claims

4,477

2014

4,785

2015

4,753

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 361

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

112

patients, 21% of all patients

ATENOLOL 336

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 318

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

98

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 309

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 289

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 257

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

ELIQUIS 190

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

DIGOXIN 180

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

NITROSTAT 172

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

138

patients, 26% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 128

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

PRADAXA 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

51

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 Feb. 25, 2015.
  • 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.