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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,100Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$720K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
397 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

$464K

2014

$570K

2015

$720K

2016

Number of Claims

9,630

2014

9,763

2015

12,100

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
OMEPRAZOLE 462

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

100

patients, 25% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 447

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

86

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 445

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

92

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

80

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

89

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

O
QVAR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

VOLTAREN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

TRADJENTA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% 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 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.