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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,792Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$607K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
356 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$613K

2014

$625K

2015

$607K

2016

Number of Claims

11,424

2014

11,854

2015

11,792

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 452

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

77

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 442

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

71

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

61

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

61

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

PREDNISONE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

80

patients, 22% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

A
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 O
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

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 Aug. 13, 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.