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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,476Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$434K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
414 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

$368K

2014

$439K

2015

$434K

2016

Number of Claims

10,143

2014

10,053

2015

10,476

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.

P

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 676

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

132

patients, 32% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 558

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

111

patients, 27% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 520

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

107

patients, 26% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 412

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

88

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

78

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

74

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

NAPROXEN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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NEXIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

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VERAPAMIL ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

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SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 15, 2017.
  • 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.