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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,702Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$323K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
417 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

$420K

2014

$486K

2015

$323K

2016

Number of Claims

5,961

2014

6,603

2015

4,702

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
SIMVASTATIN 204

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 184

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 128

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 127

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

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METHYLPREDNISOLONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

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CLOPIDOGREL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% 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 May 2, 2008.
  • 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.