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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,084Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$327K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
246 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

$348K

2014

$407K

2015

$327K

2016

Number of Claims

7,549

2014

7,708

2015

8,084

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 572

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

85

patients, 35% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 361

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

61

patients, 25% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 354

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

54

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 352

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

67

patients, 27% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 344

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

47

patients, 19% of all patients

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LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 331

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

50

patients, 20% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

37

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

42

patients, 17% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

40

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

34

patients, 14% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

39

patients, 16% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

P
GABAPENTIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

BACLOFEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
METHADONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O
BUPROPION HCL SR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% 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 March 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.