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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,322Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.57M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,152 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$1.03M

2014

$1.84M

2015

$2.57M

2016

Number of Claims

5,292

2014

7,011

2015

7,322

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
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 502

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

131

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 458

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

114

patients, 10% of all patients

BACLOFEN 363

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 331

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 314

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

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PRIMIDONE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

AZILECT 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

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AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

P
VIMPAT 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

AMANTADINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% 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. 16, 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.