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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,259Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$280K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
500 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

$269K

2014

$228K

2015

$280K

2016

Number of Claims

4,458

2014

3,990

2015

5,259

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.

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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
GABAPENTIN 190

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 186

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 133

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

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ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

A
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

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 April 25, 2012.
  • 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.