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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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4,833Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$644K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
606 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

2014

$455K

2015

$644K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

3,364

2015

4,833

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
TRAMADOL HCL 672

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

162

patients, 27% of all patients

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PREDNISONE 648

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

154

patients, 25% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 470

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

MELOXICAM 315

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

BACLOFEN 267

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 172

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

CELECOXIB 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 123

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ETODOLAC 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORZOXAZONE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

10
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

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TIZANIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLURBIPROFEN 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
SULINDAC 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% 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 Sept. 24, 2014.
  • 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.