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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,895Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$562K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
357 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
47% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

$258K

2014

$462K

2015

$562K

2016

Number of Claims

6,128

2014

10,545

2015

13,895

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
GABAPENTIN 1,170

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

141

patients, 39% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 886

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

112

patients, 31% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 581

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

75

patients, 21% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 492

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

74

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 487

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

71

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

61

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

SYMBICORT 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P
DEXILANT 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
NEXIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 51

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 Feb. 27, 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.