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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,183Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
459 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$659K

2014

$1.18M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

4,064

2014

5,296

2015

5,183

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 252

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 233

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

SYNTHROID 230

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

HUMALOG 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 144

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 131

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
INVOKANA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% 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.