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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,252Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
528 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

$1.02M

2014

$1.17M

2015

$1.52M

2016

Number of Claims

13,908

2014

14,343

2015

16,252

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 542

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

91

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 527

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

91

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 513

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 P
NEXIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PROMETHAZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

A
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
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, 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.