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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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15,541Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
453 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
44% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

$259K

2014

$1.22M

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

3,532

2014

15,292

2015

15,541

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.

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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
OXYCODONE HCL 1,097

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

165

patients, 36% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

92

patients, 20% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

86

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

LYRICA 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

OPANA ER 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O
DIAZEPAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 32

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CEFDINIR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

A
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
OLANZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

P
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

O
SYMBICORT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

A
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 Aug. 4, 2017.
  • 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.