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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,286Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$550K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,004 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$198K

2015

$550K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

2,946

2015

7,286

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 488

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

190

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 268

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 259

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% 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 Jan. 29, 2014.
  • 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.