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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,487Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$986K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
222 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
98% 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

$328K

2015

$986K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

2,978

2015

7,487

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
SIMVASTATIN 319

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

55

patients, 25% of all patients

NEXIUM 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

47

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

35

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

38

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

39

patients, 18% of all patients

ZETIA 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

32

patients, 14% of all patients

CRESTOR 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

38

patients, 17% of all patients

VOLTAREN 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

50

patients, 23% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

39

patients, 18% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

45

patients, 20% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

44

patients, 20% of all patients

LYRICA 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

32

patients, 14% of all patients

CREON 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

BENICAR 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

CELECOXIB 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUMET 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

DEXILANT 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

PROLIA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

49

patients, 22% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% 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 Nov. 23, 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.