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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,705Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$313K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
130 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$13.7K

2014

$90.8K

2015

$313K

2016

Number of Claims

518

2014

1,690

2015

4,705

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 234

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

35

patients, 27% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 144

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

21

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 138

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 135

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 17% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 131

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 20% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 123

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 17% of all patients

SYNTHROID 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 18% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 23% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 12% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 15% of all patients

ATENOLOL 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 14% of all patients

O
JANUVIA 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 8% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 11% of all patients

VOLTAREN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

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 March 23, 2016.
  • 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.