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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,154Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$637K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
543 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

$731K

2014

$419K

2015

$637K

2016

Number of Claims

7,604

2014

5,226

2015

8,154

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
ALPRAZOLAM 434

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 352

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 307

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

105

patients, 19% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

FENTANYL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

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 May 16, 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.