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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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18,811Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
419 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

$1.14M

2014

$1.39M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

15,576

2014

16,249

2015

18,811

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
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,085

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,019

prescriptions.

123

patients, 29% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,052

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

903

prescriptions.

135

patients, 32% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,015

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

921

prescriptions.

111

patients, 26% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 940

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

892

prescriptions.

111

patients, 26% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 738

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

95

patients, 23% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 722

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

87

patients, 21% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 612

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

79

patients, 19% of all patients

10
METFORMIN HCL ER 591

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

86

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

114

patients, 27% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

10
NIFEDIPINE ER 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

10
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

100

patients, 24% of all patients

O
MEMANTINE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

108

patients, 26% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

RESTASIS 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

B-D SINGLE USE ALCOHOL SWAB 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

10
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

CELECOXIB 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

FLOVENT HFA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

O
SURE COMFORT* 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

QVAR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CROMOLYN SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

NAPROXEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
OLOPATADINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ADACEL TDAP 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

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 May 12, 2011.
  • 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.