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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,710Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$359K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
247 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

$336K

2014

$331K

2015

$359K

2016

Number of Claims

7,557

2014

7,414

2015

7,710

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.

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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
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

40

patients, 16% of all patients

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

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FUROSEMIDE 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

45

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

42

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

37

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

41

patients, 17% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

48

patients, 19% of all patients

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ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

43

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

51

patients, 21% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

VERAPAMIL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

44

patients, 18% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O
ALPRAZOLAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 8% of all patients

NAPROXEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

FENTANYL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O
NEXIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
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.