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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,953Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$351K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
303 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

$282K

2014

$296K

2015

$351K

2016

Number of Claims

7,288

2014

7,200

2015

6,953

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 317

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

63

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 313

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

55

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

FENTANYL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

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HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

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CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

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 Jan. 12, 2016.
  • 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.