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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,041Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$686K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
188 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
12% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

$790K

2014

$825K

2015

$686K

2016

Number of Claims

5,504

2014

5,794

2015

6,041

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
CLONAZEPAM 290

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

42

patients, 22% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 273

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

37

patients, 20% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 272

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

<11 45

patients, 24% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 215

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 35

patients, 19% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

P
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 9% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 10% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 10% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 11% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 12% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 6% of all patients

LATUDA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
INVEGA SUSTENNA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

P
ALPRAZOLAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
DIAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 6% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 6% of all patients

RISPERDAL CONSTA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
BUSPIRONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
PROPRANOLOL 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 »

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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 Dec. 8, 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.