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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,182Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$226K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
258 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$237K

2014

$242K

2015

$226K

2016

Number of Claims

6,727

2014

5,815

2015

5,182

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 219

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

43

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 202

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

44

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 190

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 188

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

42

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 182

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

39

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

44

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 O
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 Oct. 17, 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.