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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,329Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$510K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
401 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

2014

$256K

2015

$510K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

5,522

2015

11,329

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.

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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
FUROSEMIDE 617

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

85

patients, 21% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

P
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

NYSTATIN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

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CEPHALEXIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

A
LIDOCAINE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

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TRAMADOL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LOPERAMIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE HCL* 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Dec. 16, 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.