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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,952Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$707K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
841 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

$630K

2014

$701K

2015

$707K

2016

Number of Claims

8,625

2014

9,754

2015

8,952

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
LISINOPRIL 680

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

138

patients, 16% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 607

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 524

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 465

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 460

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 452

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 382

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 343

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

SOTALOL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

RANEXA 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MEXILETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MULTAQ 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

EFFIENT 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% 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 March 28, 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.