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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,362Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$954K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
528 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

$686K

2014

$904K

2015

$954K

2016

Number of Claims

13,607

2014

16,186

2015

18,362

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.

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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 681

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

108

patients, 20% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 644

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

102

patients, 19% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 602

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 559

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

95

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 531

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

89

patients, 17% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LINZESS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 P
GLIPIZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

COLCRYS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFDINIR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
NITROSTAT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

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 May 31, 2013.
  • 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.