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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,500Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 168

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 168

640 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
52%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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 Indiana
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 640 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 3,148 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$170 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $223 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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 Indiana
GABAPENTIN 684 366 1 1
LEVETIRACETAM 522 118 2 2
DILANTIN 514 158 10 3 15
BUSPIRONE HCL 434 163 4 51
TRAZODONE HCL 433 163 5 33
TOPIRAMATE 283 40 6 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 210 188 7 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 206 30 8 22
AMANTADINE 198 138 9 27
NAMENDA 183 177 10 5
PRIMIDONE 182 122 11 11
LYRICA 178 60 12 12
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 160 158 13 3
CARBAMAZEPINE 139 33 14 25
VIMPAT 128 18 15 23
MECLIZINE HCL 109 68 16 67
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 102 47 17 35
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 97 38 18 17
CYMBALTA 92 33 19 14
DOXEPIN HCL 89 32 20 79
CLOPIDOGREL 87 69 21 34
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84 13 S3 22 7
EXELON 80 79 23 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 79 12 24 20
ROPINIROLE HCL 72 52 25 9
EPITOL 67 12 10 26 111
BACLOFEN 67 23 26 10
NAPROXEN 67 18 26 92
OXCARBAZEPINE 65 0 29 18
LAMOTRIGINE 63 0 30 8
TEGRETOL 63 13 30 83
PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 61 49 32 63
CARBATROL 57 0 33 125
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57 20 33 26
PLAVIX 55 43 35 48
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 June 28, 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.