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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,535Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$325K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
775 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$284K

2014

$355K

2015

$325K

2016

Number of Claims

8,360

2014

9,143

2015

6,535

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 620

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

138

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 517

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

129

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 475

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 467

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 387

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

ELIQUIS 350

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 290

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 283

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 269

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

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 Sept. 8, 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.