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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,125Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$300K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
343 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
45% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

$258K

2014

$460K

2015

$300K

2016

Number of Claims

2,900

2014

5,905

2015

4,125

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
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 781

prescriptions, 19% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

127

patients, 37% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 570

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

98

patients, 29% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 408

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

72

patients, 21% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 402

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

68

patients, 20% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 298

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

62

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 282

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

66

patients, 19% of all patients

LYRICA 116

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LIDOCAINE 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

BACLOFEN 66

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 62

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

NABUMETONE 62

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

O
NUCYNTA ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 O
TOPIRAMATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <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 April 26, 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.