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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,611Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$419K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
475 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$381K

2014

$404K

2015

$419K

2016

Number of Claims

8,252

2014

8,004

2015

7,611

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.

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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.

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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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 395

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

99

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 281

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 272

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

BOOSTRIX TDAP 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

84

patients, 18% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

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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 May 20, 2013.
  • 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.