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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,795Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$882K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
980 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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

$797K

2014

$872K

2015

$882K

2016

Number of Claims

15,382

2014

15,600

2015

17,795

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
LISINOPRIL 645

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

155

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 639

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 629

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

132

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 614

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 610

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

120

patients, 12% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 485

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O
VENTOLIN HFA 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ATENOLOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

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MORPHINE SULFATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O
CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

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SPIRIVA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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ROPINIROLE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

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METHADONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

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AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A
NAPROXEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 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 Aug. 26, 2013.
  • 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.