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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,183Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$742K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
431 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

$630K

2014

$657K

2015

$742K

2016

Number of Claims

11,476

2014

12,802

2015

14,183

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 813

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

104

patients, 24% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 517

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

104

patients, 24% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 487

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 487

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

88

patients, 20% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

MELOXICAM 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

PREDNISONE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

138

patients, 32% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

83

patients, 19% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

SYMBICORT 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

A
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CLINDAMYCIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 P
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ESTRADIOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <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 March 7, 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.