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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,287Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$130K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
736 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$119K

2014

$210K

2015

$130K

2016

Number of Claims

2,623

2014

6,486

2015

3,287

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 327

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

121

patients, 16% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 317

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 283

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 196

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 184

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 159

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 148

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 99

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOX 93

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 62

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

K-TAB ER 60

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% 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 Aug. 3, 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.