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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,659Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
608 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

$1.1M

2014

$1.09M

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

16,555

2014

17,736

2015

16,659

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.

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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
OMEPRAZOLE 929

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

153

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 566

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 538

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 O
PROAIR HFA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
INVOKANA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRULICITY 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
FLUCONAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

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 Jan. 26, 2016.
  • 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.