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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,669Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$599K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
299 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

$528K

2014

$641K

2015

$599K

2016

Number of Claims

8,207

2014

9,032

2015

8,669

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
METFORMIN HCL 534

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

91

patients, 30% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 402

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

75

patients, 25% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 365

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

72

patients, 24% of all patients

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 317

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

63

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

51

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

54

patients, 18% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

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ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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JANUVIA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% 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 May 30, 2018.
  • 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.