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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,445Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$669K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
541 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

$489K

2014

$606K

2015

$669K

2016

Number of Claims

8,613

2014

10,194

2015

10,445

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 366

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

98

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

A
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

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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 May 10, 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.