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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Clinical Neurophysiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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2,828Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.76M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
181 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.06M

2012

$1.74M

2013

$1.82M

2014

$1.76M

2015

Number of Claims

2,788

2012

3,556

2013

3,432

2014

2,828

2015

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
VIMPAT

Used to control partial sei... +

Used to control partial seizures (convulsions) in the treatment of epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

358

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

53

patients, 29% of all patients

ONFI 187

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

27

patients, 15% of all patients

KEPPRA XR 179

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

10
ZONISAMIDE

Treats partial seizures in ... +

Treats partial seizures in adults with epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

23

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

Used to help control certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

172

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

31

patients, 17% of all patients

LAMICTAL 152

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

LAMICTAL XR 125

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

10
KEPPRA 115

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

DEPAKOTE ER 89

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE ER 87

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM ER 87

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
FYCOMPA 56

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

APTIOM 56

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

27

patients, 15% of all patients

About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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 Jan. 7, 2015.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.