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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,711Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$407K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
202 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

$449K

2014

$417K

2015

$407K

2016

Number of Claims

5,850

2014

5,851

2015

5,711

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 305

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

43

patients, 21% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

CRESTOR 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

DEXILANT 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
CEFDINIR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

48

patients, 24% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
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 Sept. 22, 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.