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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,948Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$437K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
217 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

$303K

2014

$392K

2015

$437K

2016

Number of Claims

4,965

2014

6,214

2015

6,948

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
GABAPENTIN 260

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

42

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

37

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 249

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

35

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

32

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

35

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 14% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

PREDNISONE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

61

patients, 28% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

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GLIMEPIRIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% 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 8, 2007.
  • 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.