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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,512Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$636K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
340 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
30% 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

$748K

2014

$870K

2015

$636K

2016

Number of Claims

7,063

2014

8,166

2015

7,512

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
CITALOPRAM HBR 635

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

79

patients, 23% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 499

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

77

patients, 23% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 429

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

P
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 379

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 335

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

P
ARIPIPRAZOLE 330

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM 284

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 284

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 283

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL 281

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 280

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LATUDA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P
SEROQUEL XR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

P
DOXEPIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUPHENAZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
TEMAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% 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 Nov. 8, 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.