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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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12,007Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$563K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
627 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

$534K

2014

$618K

2015

$563K

2016

Number of Claims

10,255

2014

11,669

2015

12,007

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
OMEPRAZOLE 731

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 474

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

LACTULOSE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O
VENTOLIN HFA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTOP 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
RISPERIDONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
BACLOFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 3% of all patients

UNIFINE PENTIPS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% 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 April 29, 2014.
  • 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.