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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,067Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.53M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
298 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

$1.25M

2014

$1.42M

2015

$1.53M

2016

Number of Claims

12,485

2014

13,396

2015

14,067

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 550

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

63

patients, 21% of all patients

CRESTOR 518

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

66

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

59

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

NEXIUM 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

51

patients, 17% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

85

patients, 29% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

DEXILANT 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

55

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

CREON 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

VOLTAREN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

61

patients, 20% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUMET 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

CELECOXIB 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

NITROSTAT 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

BENICAR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

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ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

VASCEPA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

LINZESS 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

RANEXA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITIZA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
INVOKANA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

COUMADIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
GABAPENTIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

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 Jan. 8, 2010.
  • 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.