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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,330Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$665K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
540 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

$243K

2014

$491K

2015

$665K

2016

Number of Claims

3,444

2014

8,138

2015

10,330

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.

10

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 548

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

115

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 444

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

101

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 408

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

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 May 21, 2012.
  • 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.