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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,901Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$457K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
208 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% 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

$271K

2014

$417K

2015

$457K

2016

Number of Claims

5,555

2014

8,098

2015

7,901

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
LISINOPRIL 366

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

61

patients, 29% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 304

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

53

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 301

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

55

patients, 26% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

46

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

43

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

43

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

37

patients, 18% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

38

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

36

patients, 17% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% 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 Feb. 10, 2014.
  • 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.