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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,207Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$749K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,111 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
49% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

$696K

2014

$783K

2015

$749K

2016

Number of Claims

7,755

2014

8,460

2015

7,207

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,232

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

388

patients, 35% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 699

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

203

patients, 18% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 571

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

198

patients, 18% of all patients

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MORPHINE SULFATE ER 552

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

176

patients, 16% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 540

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

165

patients, 15% of all patients

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METHADONE HCL 534

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

139

patients, 13% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 494

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

161

patients, 14% of all patients

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LYRICA 370

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

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OPANA ER 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

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TRAMADOL HCL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

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BACLOFEN 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

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DULOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

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CARISOPRODOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 1% of all patients

VOLTAREN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

NUCYNTA ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

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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 Feb. 26, 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.