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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,383Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$522K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,014 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$503K

2014

$705K

2015

$522K

2016

Number of Claims

7,032

2014

9,248

2015

6,383

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 272

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

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RANITIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% 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. 15, 2012.
  • 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.