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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,192Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$868K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,159 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$759K

2014

$578K

2015

$868K

2016

Number of Claims

9,494

2014

7,358

2015

9,192

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.

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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.

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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 417

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

133

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 373

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

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IRBESARTAN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

A
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

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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 July 7, 2017.
  • 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.