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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,231Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$210K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
330 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% 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

$219K

2014

$174K

2015

$210K

2016

Number of Claims

2,922

2014

2,420

2015

3,231

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
METFORMIN HCL 168

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 167

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 130

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 102

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 52

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 52

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 50

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 50

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% 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 2, 2010.
  • 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.