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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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13,429Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$859K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
518 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

$899K

2014

$956K

2015

$859K

2016

Number of Claims

14,349

2014

14,797

2015

13,429

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 549

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

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OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

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MONTELUKAST SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

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patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

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LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

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 Oct. 15, 2015.
  • 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.