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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,447Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$784K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
554 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

$803K

2014

$818K

2015

$784K

2016

Number of Claims

11,623

2014

10,730

2015

10,447

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 605

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

97

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 464

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

94

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 436

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 391

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

ZETIA 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

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BENAZEPRIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

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OXYCODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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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. 3, 2017.
  • 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.