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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,810Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,178 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

$1.45M

2014

$1.62M

2015

$1.61M

2016

Number of Claims

14,908

2014

16,352

2015

14,810

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 582

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

244

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 539

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

210

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

180

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

222

patients, 19% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

174

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

161

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

131

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

142

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

121

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

130

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

107

patients, 9% of all patients

O
RAMIPRIL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITIZA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DICYCLOMINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P
FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% 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 Jan. 11, 2008.
  • 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.