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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,804Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$518K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
707 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

$224K

2014

$253K

2015

$518K

2016

Number of Claims

5,001

2014

6,180

2015

11,804

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
OMEPRAZOLE 511

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O
FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A
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. 9, 2014.
  • 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.