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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,047Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$309K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
503 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$253K

2014

$248K

2015

$309K

2016

Number of Claims

7,966

2014

7,556

2015

9,047

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 413

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 326

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 320

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 319

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

JANTOVEN 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

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CLOPIDOGREL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 24, 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.