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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,504Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$303K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
496 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
35% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

$165K

2014

$230K

2015

$303K

2016

Number of Claims

3,701

2014

4,665

2015

5,504

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 339

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 36

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% 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 Aug. 9, 2009.
  • 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.