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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,120Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$318K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
350 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

$355K

2014

$353K

2015

$318K

2016

Number of Claims

8,459

2014

8,119

2015

7,120

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 337

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

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PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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ALPRAZOLAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O
VERAPAMIL ER 50

prescriptions, 1% 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 June 20, 2012.
  • 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.