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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,392Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$463K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
604 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

$472K

2014

$451K

2015

$463K

2016

Number of Claims

9,651

2014

9,060

2015

9,392

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 479

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 340

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

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VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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METHYLPREDNISOLONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

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 Nov. 13, 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.