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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,737Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$482K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
174 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
40% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% * Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

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

$467K

2014

$437K

2015

$482K

2016

Number of Claims

8,900

2014

8,539

2015

7,737

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
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 442

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

35

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 326

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

31

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 305

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 14% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 302

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

23

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 281

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

21

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

28

patients, 16% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 13% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

P
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 P
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 P
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
DIAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

38

patients, 22% of all patients

VIMPAT 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
DILANTIN* 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
MEGESTROL ACETATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
PHENOBARBITAL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
METFORMIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
CLOZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 P
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
FUROSEMIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P
THIORIDAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P
TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
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 9, 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.