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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,486Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 168

$1.68M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 168

637 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

9% of this provider’s 4,378 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

43% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$224 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
NAMENDA 667 598 1 5
IMIPRAMINE HCL 520 173 R 10 2 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 495 445 3 4
ARICEPT 355 323 10 4 44
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 310 262 5 21
METHOCARBAMOL 288 158 R 6 46
CLOPIDOGREL 264 204 7 34
KEPPRA 257 43 10 8 55
AMANTADINE 240 178 9 27
GABAPENTIN 238 146 10 1
DILANTIN 220 29 11 15
VIMPAT 192 29 12 23
PLAVIX 181 144 13 48
LEVETIRACETAM 176 89 14 2
CYMBALTA 166 82 15 14
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 165 146 16 3
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 158 44 17 17
AGGRENOX 149 121 18 40
ROPINIROLE HCL 147 105 19 9
PROPRANOLOL HCL 146 84 20 26
KEPPRA XR 142 25 10 21 73
LYRICA 136 75 22 12
COMTAN 108 107 23 70
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 82 12 24 22
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82 30 R 24 19
PRIMIDONE 74 51 26 11
AZILECT 72 67 27 41
TRILEPTAL 70 13 28 93
EXELON 68 63 29 13
TIZANIDINE HCL 63 0 30 16
CARBAMAZEPINE 62 16 31 25
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 59 48 32 123
DEPAKOTE ER 58 12 33 124
PHENYTEK 56 25 10 34 126
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 Aug. 18, 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.