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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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9,826Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$453K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
2,034 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% 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

$647K

2014

$633K

2015

$453K

2016

Number of Claims

15,411

2014

13,813

2015

9,826

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 929

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

842

prescriptions.

334

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 831

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

748

prescriptions.

295

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 794

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

740

prescriptions.

271

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 631

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

222

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 618

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

183

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 547

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

146

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 524

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

175

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 478

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

141

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 432

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

145

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 386

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

114

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

62

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

50

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

63

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

ATENOLOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

TOPROL XL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

48

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

RANEXA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

EFFIENT 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% 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 Jan. 28, 2014.
  • 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.