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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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8,235Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$572K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
497 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58% 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

2014

$318K

2015

$572K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

5,060

2015

8,235

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
OMEPRAZOLE 377

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

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LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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CARVEDILOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 1% of all 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 April 8, 2014.
  • 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.