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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,522Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
338 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

$1.07M

2014

$1.02M

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

15,095

2014

13,014

2015

11,522

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 586

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

122

patients, 36% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 576

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

110

patients, 33% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 495

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

82

patients, 24% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 459

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

104

patients, 31% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

94

patients, 28% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

54

patients, 16% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

SYMBICORT 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

ZETIA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

69

patients, 20% of all patients

A
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

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AMITIZA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

O
KLOR-CON M20 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

A
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% 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. 22, 2010.
  • 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.