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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,311Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$780K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
751 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

$453K

2014

$607K

2015

$780K

2016

Number of Claims

8,252

2014

11,768

2015

14,311

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 640

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

127

patients, 17% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 466

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 462

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O
FLUOXETINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

A
LYRICA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

A
PROMETHAZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

A
NAPROXEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
RISPERIDONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
METFORMIN HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PROAIR HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

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CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

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BUPROPION HCL SR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

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VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUVIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

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 April 25, 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.