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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,156Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$362K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
667 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$201K

2014

$259K

2015

$362K

2016

Number of Claims

3,356

2014

4,262

2015

6,156

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 304

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 290

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 260

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 259

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 228

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% 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 Oct. 23, 2015.
  • 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.