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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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5,975Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$222K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
500 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$61K

2015

$222K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

1,443

2015

5,975

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 331

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

89

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 224

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

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 May 3, 2017.
  • 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.