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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,628Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 46

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 46

469 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
44% 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 Nebraska
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 4,506 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$168 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $242 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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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 Nebraska
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 752 735 1 1
LEVETIRACETAM 290 168 2 2
GABAPENTIN 273 164 3 3
NAMENDA 267 267 4 7
LAMOTRIGINE 233 75 5 6
TOPIRAMATE 185 78 6 4
MIRTAZAPINE 172 128 7 34
TIZANIDINE HCL 166 84 8 27
CYMBALTA 162 117 9 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 161 150 10 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 157 128 11 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 151 124 12 5
AMANTADINE 143 107 13 18
PAROXETINE HCL 125 94 14 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 114 20 15 22
BACLOFEN 109 23 16 12
OXCARBAZEPINE 107 77 17 24
PRIMIDONE 105 65 18 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 104 65 19 16
COPAXONE 95 30 20 15
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 91 23 21 10
ROPINIROLE HCL 91 86 21 8
MIDODRINE HCL 89 89 23 48
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 87 50 24 37
CLOZAPINE 85 85 25 51
CLOPIDOGREL 81 75 26 52
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 79 79 27 53
RISPERIDONE 76 75 28 54
SERTRALINE HCL 69 58 29 40
SEROQUEL 68 56 30 57
DILANTIN 67 24 31 17
LAMICTAL 61 0 32 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60 38 33 43
STALEVO 200 59 59 10 34 62
LYRICA 57 43 35 19
CARBAMAZEPINE XR 57 0 35 44
CARBAMAZEPINE 51 49 37 14
KEPPRA 50 14 38 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 50 50 38 70
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 Dec. 10, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.