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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,806Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$475K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
399 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

$405K

2014

$445K

2015

$475K

2016

Number of Claims

6,120

2014

6,924

2015

7,806

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
LISINOPRIL 403

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 347

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 329

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 316

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 313

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

79

patients, 20% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

PREDNISONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

79

patients, 20% of all patients

CRESTOR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFDINIR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

74

patients, 19% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
DULERA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% 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 June 1, 2016.
  • 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.