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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,677Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 45 out of 500 providers in this state and specialty

$879K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 500 providers in this state and specialty

496 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
32% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Washington
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 496 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$239 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

7 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$106K

2014

$154K

2015

$879K

2016

Number of Claims

818

2014

940

2015

3,677

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LAMOTRIGINE 596

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

156

patients, 31% of all patients

1 45
LEVETIRACETAM 453

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

104

patients, 21% of all patients

2 77
TOPIRAMATE 271

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

3 94
ZONISAMIDE 232

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

4 101
VIMPAT 187

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

5 132
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

6 73
LYRICA 102

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

7 58
LORAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

8 27
GABAPENTIN 92

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

9 6
LAMOTRIGINE ER 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

10 174
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

11 176
LAMICTAL 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

12 189
OXCARBAZEPINE 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

13 128
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

14 122
TOPAMAX 60

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 15 210
KEPPRA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 16 227
DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

17 92
ZONEGRAN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 18 239
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, 2013.
  • 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.