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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,553Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$416K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
391 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$278K

2014

$402K

2015

$416K

2016

Number of Claims

3,771

2014

4,868

2015

5,553

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.

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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

65

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 237

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 211

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

SYNTHROID 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

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 July 8, 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.