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Table 2 The proportion of AD and OP prescriptions written by NPs, PAs, Physicians and Physician subtypes

From: Prescribing Alzheimer’s Disease treatments by provider type and geographic region: a comparison among physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants

Alzheimer’s Disease Prescriptions
  Count Percentage of All Prescriptions
Physicians 98,588 95.65%
 Family Practice 29,655 28.77%
 Neurology 23,924 23.21%
 Internal Medicine 16,254 15.77%
 Multispecialty 8,867 8.60%
 Psychiatry 5,459 5.30%
 Geriatric Medicinea 813 0.79%
 Other 13,616 13.21%
Non-Physician Professionals 4,479 4.35%
 Nurse Practitioner 3,477 3.37%
 Physician Assistant 1,002 0.98%
Total 103,067 100%
Osteoporosis Prescriptions
  Count Percentage of All Prescriptions
Physicians 126,836 96.25%
 Family Practice 39,137 29.70%
 Internal Medicine 30,005 22.77%
 Obstetrics & Gynecology 10,179 7.72%
 Rheumatology 7,804 5.92%
 Multispecialty 6,183 4.69%
 Endocrinology & Metabolisma 5,763 4.37%
 Geriatric Medicinea 194 0.15%
 Other 27,571 20.92%
Non-Physician Professionals 4,937 3.75%
 Nurse Practitioner 3,465 2.63%
 Physician Assistant 1,472 1.12%
Total 131,773 100%
  1. Abbreviations: AD Alzheimer’s Disease, NP Nurse Practitioner, PA Physician Assistant
  2. a Not top five but relevant and important