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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,573Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$454K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
445 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$461K

2014

$466K

2015

$454K

2016

Number of Claims

5,898

2014

6,339

2015

6,573

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
OMEPRAZOLE 345

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

78

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 271

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 264

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

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LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

PREDNISONE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% 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 Aug. 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.