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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,718Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$801K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
320 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

$724K

2014

$766K

2015

$801K

2016

Number of Claims

9,493

2014

9,359

2015

9,718

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

O
BUPROPION HCL SR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% 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. 11, 2009.
  • 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.