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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,745Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$305K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
383 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$341K

2014

$303K

2015

$305K

2016

Number of Claims

7,515

2014

7,461

2015

7,745

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
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 451

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 303

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 280

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% 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 Nov. 1, 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.