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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,012Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
818 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

$778K

2014

$925K

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

6,994

2014

8,309

2015

9,012

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 487

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

191

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 465

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

123

patients, 15% of all patients

VOLTAREN 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

CRESTOR 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

EASY COMFORT PEN NEEDLES 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% 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 July 26, 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.