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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,360Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$692K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
725 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$245K

2014

$507K

2015

$692K

2016

Number of Claims

5,044

2014

9,551

2015

13,360

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 663

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

120

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 633

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 488

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

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CLOPIDOGREL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

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 April 23, 2013.
  • 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.