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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,814Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
574 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
32% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

$1.76M

2014

$1.69M

2015

$1.78M

2016

Number of Claims

7,925

2014

8,555

2015

8,814

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
OXYCODONE HCL 1,451

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

214

patients, 37% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,437

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

205

patients, 36% of all patients

O
OXYCONTIN 741

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

130

patients, 23% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 721

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

112

patients, 20% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 637

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

115

patients, 20% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 424

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 365

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

OPANA ER 317

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LYRICA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

NUCYNTA ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYMORPHONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LIDOCAINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 5% 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 Jan. 26, 2018.
  • 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.