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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,300Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$738K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
662 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

$591K

2014

$579K

2015

$738K

2016

Number of Claims

8,166

2014

8,167

2015

9,300

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 1,355

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

771

prescriptions.

226

patients, 34% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 1,139

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

176

patients, 27% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,010

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

144

patients, 22% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 702

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

125

patients, 19% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 699

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 405

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 372

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

O
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O
IBUPROFEN 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O
OPANA ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% 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 June 21, 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.