Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

6,516Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$656K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
385 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
47% 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

$801K

2014

$826K

2015

$656K

2016

Number of Claims

6,409

2014

6,671

2015

6,516

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 736

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

85

patients, 22% of all patients

P
RISPERIDONE 629

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

78

patients, 20% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 391

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 389

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 339

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 286

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 256

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

P
NAMENDA XR 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
PALIPERIDONE ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 P
LITHIUM CARBONATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL SR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P
BUPROPION XL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
RISPERDAL CONSTA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 P
SEROQUEL XR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
GABAPENTIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CARBAMAZEPINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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 April 14, 2016.
  • 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.