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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,784Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$647K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
851 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

$363K

2014

$433K

2015

$647K

2016

Number of Claims

7,458

2014

8,292

2015

10,784

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.

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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
LISINOPRIL 417

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 402

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 382

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 380

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.