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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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14,368Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$688K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
572 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

$614K

2014

$698K

2015

$688K

2016

Number of Claims

12,524

2014

14,470

2015

14,368

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.

10

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 665

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

129

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 514

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

112

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 499

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

NYAMYC 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOX 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 O
ARIPIPRAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P
DILT-XR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
SSD 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SAFETYGLIDE INSULIN SYRINGE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

10
GLIMEPIRIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

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 Oct. 22, 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.