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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,445Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$379K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
215 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

$371K

2014

$454K

2015

$379K

2016

Number of Claims

7,348

2014

7,795

2015

6,445

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 329

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

56

patients, 26% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 310

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

52

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

35

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

37

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

38

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

32

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

34

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

CRESTOR 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

NEXIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

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LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

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DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

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TRAZODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

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PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

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 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.