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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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32,627Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
778 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

$1.63M

2014

$1.73M

2015

$2.13M

2016

Number of Claims

26,759

2014

26,794

2015

32,627

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.

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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,571

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,057

prescriptions.

188

patients, 24% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,567

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,074

prescriptions.

212

patients, 27% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,250

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

865

prescriptions.

152

patients, 20% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 1,181

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

813

prescriptions.

156

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,087

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

734

prescriptions.

137

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 1,087

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

136

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 981

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 904

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

129

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 878

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 651

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

VESICARE 609

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 560

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

SYMBICORT 551

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 539

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 430

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 425

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

NAPROXEN 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

167

patients, 21% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

NYSTATIN 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRIVA 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

O
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ATROVENT HFA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

O
DIGOXIN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BYDUREON PEN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLINDAMYCIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

A
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDICAL XL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE VALERATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
MEGESTROL ACETATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LOPERAMIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

CEFDINIR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
PROCTOZONE-HC 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLIN R 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.