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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,982Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$935K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
307 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

$1.2M

2014

$1.03M

2015

$935K

2016

Number of Claims

19,183

2014

17,181

2015

15,982

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
LISINOPRIL 708

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

98

patients, 32% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 657

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

81

patients, 26% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 594

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

86

patients, 28% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

75

patients, 24% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

63

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

54

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

55

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

57

patients, 19% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

56

patients, 18% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

CRESTOR 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

61

patients, 20% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

52

patients, 17% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

CEFDINIR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

88

patients, 29% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRIVA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

NEXIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

ZETIA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

57

patients, 19% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

SYMBICORT 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

NIACIN ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

55

patients, 18% of all patients

A
VOLTAREN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

BACLOFEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

NYSTATIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

NITROSTAT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
PROMETHAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
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 7, 2011.
  • 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.