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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,699Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 520

$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 520

1,030 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Florida
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

6% of this provider’s 7,884 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

37% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$156 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $204 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Florida
GABAPENTIN 1,087 979 1 1
NAMENDA 960 947 2 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 927 902 3 3
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 591 560 4 2
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 275 240 R 5 16
LYRICA 255 198 6 11
ROPINIROLE HCL 251 228 7 12
EXELON 246 246 8 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 192 186 9 42
LEVETIRACETAM 173 149 10 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 164 151 11 13
VOLTAREN 132 124 12 101
SEROQUEL 123 123 13 77
MECLIZINE HCL 117 103 14 57
MELOXICAM 116 101 15 33
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 105 98 R 16 34
TOPIRAMATE 104 46 17 6
GALANTAMINE HBR 101 101 18 15
CARBAMAZEPINE 101 54 18 20
PROPRANOLOL HCL 99 91 20 40
PRIMIDONE 98 86 21 8
SEROQUEL XR 96 96 22 75
NAPROXEN SODIUM 92 85 23 150
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 92 92 23 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78 77 25 29
CLOPIDOGREL 76 65 26 44
LIDODERM 73 60 27 90
SERTRALINE HCL 70 64 28 21
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 68 67 R 29 64
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 66 66 30 72
ARICEPT 63 51 31 83
RIVASTIGMINE 62 62 32 84
AGGRENOX 52 52 33 46
GLYCOPYRROLATE 52 45 33 231
BOTOX 52 41 10 33 231
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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. 22, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.