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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,030Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$867K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
452 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

$875K

2014

$857K

2015

$867K

2016

Number of Claims

12,211

2014

11,574

2015

11,030

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.

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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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 414

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 373

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

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ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

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 March 16, 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.