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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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6,222Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$835K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
724 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
36% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

2014

$409K

2015

$835K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

3,383

2015

6,222

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 925

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

238

patients, 33% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 917

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

250

patients, 35% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 456

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 432

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

FENTANYL 265

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

O
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 219

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 218

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYMORPHONE HCL 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

O 10
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

O
OXYCONTIN 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
IBUPROFEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

OPANA ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
DIAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% 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 Nov. 26, 2014.
  • 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.