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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,001Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$535K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
850 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

6% 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

$437K

2014

$490K

2015

$535K

2016

Number of Claims

8,340

2014

7,717

2015

9,001

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
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 451

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

128

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 444

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

138

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 416

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

130

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

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CITALOPRAM HBR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

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OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

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SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

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 May 27, 2008.
  • 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.