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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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14,755Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
513 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

$887K

2014

$995K

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

13,773

2014

13,903

2015

14,755

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 573

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

102

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 543

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

124

patients, 24% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

VALSARTAN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

FENTANYL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 O
CITALOPRAM HBR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OPANA ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 O
SPIRONOLACTONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
TRAZODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P
DONEPEZIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
CARISOPRODOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LINZESS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
METHADONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% 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 Aug. 7, 2014.
  • 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.