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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,906Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$437K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
678 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

$294K

2014

$323K

2015

$437K

2016

Number of Claims

5,240

2014

5,143

2015

6,906

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
LISINOPRIL 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

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VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

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 Sept. 21, 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.