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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,803Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$665K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
2,241 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

$401K

2014

$583K

2015

$665K

2016

Number of Claims

9,542

2014

13,039

2015

14,803

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,231

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,040

prescriptions.

541

patients, 24% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 758

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

320

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 705

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

313

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 576

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

267

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 540

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

228

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 533

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

243

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 493

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

226

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

186

patients, 8% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

342

patients, 15% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

118

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

133

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

104

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

108

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

182

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

97

patients, 4% of all patients

MINOCYCLINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

178

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

85

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

102

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

75

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

72

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

80

patients, 4% of all patients

LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

62

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

84

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

89

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

69

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

71

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

64

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

69

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

83

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

120

patients, 5% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

69

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

111

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

52

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

53

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

85

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

66

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

47

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

45

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

62

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

65

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

53

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

A
MECLIZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

31

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

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 Dec. 21, 2015.
  • 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.