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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,966Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$301K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
464 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

$213K

2014

$281K

2015

$301K

2016

Number of Claims

4,871

2014

7,059

2015

6,966

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.

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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.

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An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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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 411

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

91

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 321

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 267

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

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MELOXICAM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

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WARFARIN SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

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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 June 25, 2015.
  • 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.