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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,112Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$813K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
706 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

$956K

2014

$926K

2015

$813K

2016

Number of Claims

6,037

2014

6,707

2015

8,112

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.

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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.

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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
GABAPENTIN 753

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

165

patients, 23% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 709

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

144

patients, 20% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 388

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 351

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 347

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

P
CLONAZEPAM 298

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

BACLOFEN 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

GALANTAMINE ER 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

EXELON 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PRIMIDONE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

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LORAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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ZONISAMIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

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OXYCODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

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LAMOTRIGINE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

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CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

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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 Nov. 4, 2011.
  • 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.