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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,802Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$500K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
592 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
41% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

$213K

2014

$338K

2015

$500K

2016

Number of Claims

4,805

2014

7,203

2015

9,802

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,227

prescriptions, 23% of all prescriptions

828

prescriptions.

307

patients, 52% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 1,293

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

233

patients, 39% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 509

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 483

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

O
LYRICA 457

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 398

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

O
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 349

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PENTOXIFYLLINE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

NAPROXEN 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DIAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
SUBOXONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

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 March 31, 2015.
  • 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.