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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,149Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$258K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
279 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

$64.8K

2015

$258K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

1,562

2015

6,149

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 267

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

59

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 224

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

38

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

NAPROXEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

DEXILANT 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

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 Sept. 2, 2015.
  • 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.