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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,088Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$902K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
152 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
94% 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

$462K

2014

$417K

2015

$902K

2016

Number of Claims

3,026

2014

2,902

2015

5,088

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
LIDOCAINE 218

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

60

patients, 39% of all patients

CRESTOR 139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

34

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 133

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 18% of all patients

NEXIUM 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 14% of all patients

CREON 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 13% of all patients

ZETIA 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 11% of all patients

PROLIA 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

65

patients, 43% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 12% of all patients

DEXILANT 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

40

patients, 26% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

SYNTHROID 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUMET 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
RANEXA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 12% 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 Jan. 29, 2008.
  • 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.