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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,455Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$764K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
269 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
30% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

$497K

2014

$566K

2015

$764K

2016

Number of Claims

4,205

2014

4,588

2015

5,455

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 347

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

52

patients, 19% of all patients

P
BUPROPION XL 279

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

48

patients, 18% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 272

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

46

patients, 17% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 270

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

54

patients, 20% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 231

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

44

patients, 16% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 206

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 33

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

38

patients, 14% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

P
ARIPIPRAZOLE 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

P
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

LATUDA 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 8% of all patients

P
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

SAPHRIS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
LITHIUM CARBONATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
MIRTAZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
OXCARBAZEPINE 51

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 Oct. 5, 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.