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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,413Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$391K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
531 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$409K

2014

$405K

2015

$391K

2016

Number of Claims

10,396

2014

10,610

2015

10,413

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 521

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 450

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

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IBUPROFEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<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 June 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.