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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,777Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
463 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

$118K

2014

$925K

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

2,653

2014

18,985

2015

19,777

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
LISINOPRIL 887

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

787

prescriptions.

115

patients, 25% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 850

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

760

prescriptions.

132

patients, 29% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 700

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

94

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 617

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

98

patients, 21% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 600

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

98

patients, 21% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

P
PRAZOSIN HCL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

P
CLOPIDOGREL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

O
PAROXETINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LATANOPROST 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

A
INSULIN SYRINGE* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

A
FAMOTIDINE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LUMIGAN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

A
AMITIZA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVEMIR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
RIVASTIGMINE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
LOPERAMIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PATADAY 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

IVERMECTIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% 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 Aug. 21, 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.