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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,851Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$329K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
387 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

$365K

2014

$332K

2015

$329K

2016

Number of Claims

7,989

2014

7,508

2015

7,851

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
SIMVASTATIN 363

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 328

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 299

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 293

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

76

patients, 20% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

72

patients, 19% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

MELOXICAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
FLUCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% 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 Sept. 4, 2013.
  • 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.