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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,227Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$776K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
717 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% 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

$571K

2014

$691K

2015

$776K

2016

Number of Claims

10,289

2014

12,094

2015

13,227

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
OMEPRAZOLE 604

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 596

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

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SIMVASTATIN 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
AZITHROMYCIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.