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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,101Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$388K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
466 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

$243K

2014

$326K

2015

$388K

2016

Number of Claims

3,329

2014

4,347

2015

6,101

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
METFORMIN HCL 333

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

98

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 295

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

100

patients, 21% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

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AZITHROMYCIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

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CRESTOR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

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 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.