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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,229Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
848 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
31% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

$882K

2014

$898K

2015

$1.18M

2016

Number of Claims

7,426

2014

8,498

2015

14,229

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
TRAZODONE HCL 1,150

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

273

patients, 32% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 784

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

184

patients, 22% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 673

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

173

patients, 20% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 546

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 542

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 517

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

P
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 504

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

P
LAMOTRIGINE 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

10
BUPROPION XL 450

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

P
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 426

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

P
MIRTAZAPINE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LATUDA 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRISTIQ 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LITHIUM CARBONATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 1% of all patients

P
NALTREXONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
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. 24, 2007.
  • 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.