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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,361Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$254K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
174 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

$132K

2014

$190K

2015

$254K

2016

Number of Claims

1,789

2014

3,339

2015

4,361

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 195

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

40

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 170

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 16% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
SIMVASTATIN 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

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. 14, 2017.
  • 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.