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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,198Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$496K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
705 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

2014

$71.9K

2015

$496K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

1,728

2015

10,198

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
OMEPRAZOLE 403

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

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CLONIDINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

A
WARFARIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

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 Sept. 7, 2012.
  • 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.