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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,890Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$691K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
580 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$789K

2014

$679K

2015

$691K

2016

Number of Claims

9,867

2014

8,885

2015

8,890

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P
BENAZEPRIL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

A
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% 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 Nov. 7, 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.