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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,602Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$810K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
735 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

$793K

2014

$718K

2015

$810K

2016

Number of Claims

10,770

2014

10,233

2015

10,602

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 500

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

121

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 499

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

125

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 479

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 457

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

29

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.