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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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3,984Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$5.85M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
431 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
38% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

$3.18M

2014

$5.23M

2015

$5.85M

2016

Number of Claims

2,295

2014

4,159

2015

3,984

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.

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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
GABAPENTIN 263

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

BACLOFEN 260

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

COPAXONE 217

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

TECFIDERA 209

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 179

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

GILENYA 165

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

AVONEX PEN 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 32

patients, 7% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

AMPYRA 65

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

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DULOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 63

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BETASERON 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

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MINOCYCLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 4% of all patients

A
LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

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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 Jan. 24, 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.