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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,632Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$550K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
412 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

$444K

2014

$475K

2015

$550K

2016

Number of Claims

11,233

2014

11,217

2015

11,632

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 833

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

140

patients, 34% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 510

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

89

patients, 22% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O
LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% 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.