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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,179Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$571K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
213 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
12% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

$721K

2014

$651K

2015

$571K

2016

Number of Claims

4,120

2014

4,039

2015

4,179

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
LORAZEPAM 262

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

39

patients, 18% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 239

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 231

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

41

patients, 19% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 205

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

P
ARIPIPRAZOLE 203

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 15% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

31

patients, 15% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 175

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 154

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 125

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

31

patients, 15% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 122

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

P
BUSPIRONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 112

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 107

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 7% of all patients

P
CLOZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
LATUDA 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
INVEGA SUSTENNA 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P
DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 6% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERDAL CONSTA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
BUPROPION HCL SR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 P
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 July 9, 2010.
  • 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.