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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,710Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$927K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
528 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

$542K

2014

$753K

2015

$927K

2016

Number of Claims

6,088

2014

5,440

2015

5,710

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
METHOTREXATE 325

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 322

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 285

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 275

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 237

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

DIGOX 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOXIN 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
OMEPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

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 2, 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.