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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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12,686Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$656K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
548 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

$438K

2014

$556K

2015

$656K

2016

Number of Claims

8,408

2014

11,248

2015

12,686

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
OMEPRAZOLE 482

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 458

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 O
SERTRALINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFDINIR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

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 Sept. 11, 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.