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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,608Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 520

$1.72M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 520

1,642 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

1% of this provider’s 14,701 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

35% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$110 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $204 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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
GALANTAMINE HBR 2,463 2,445 10 1 15
NAMENDA 1,901 1,877 2 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,165 1,164 3 3
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 915 903 4 2
GABAPENTIN 813 729 5 1
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 610 587 6 29
PRIMIDONE 471 458 10 7 8
LEVETIRACETAM 383 293 8 5
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 318 311 9 71
PRISTIQ ER 313 292 10 85
DOXEPIN HCL 304 287 11 93
AZILECT 289 286 12 23
PLAVIX 282 269 13 49
CLOPIDOGREL 274 264 14 44
PAROXETINE HCL 261 261 15 58
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 234 188 16 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 204 163 17 45
CARBAMAZEPINE 198 138 18 20
TEMAZEPAM 191 189 19 87
LYRICA 189 166 20 11
EXELON 188 188 21 10
LEXAPRO 182 176 22 74
AMANTADINE 172 172 23 39
ROPINIROLE HCL 164 162 24 12
RISPERIDONE 159 159 25 47
AGGRENOX 148 148 26 46
ALPRAZOLAM 130 102 27 55
CITALOPRAM HBR 121 118 28 13
CYMBALTA 109 99 29 14
LAMOTRIGINE 100 54 30 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94 94 31 42
OLANZAPINE 91 86 32 112
DILANTIN 90 56 33 54
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 86 86 34 17
SEROQUEL 77 77 35 77
SERTRALINE HCL 73 73 36 21
ABILIFY 70 62 37 86
STALEVO 100 57 46 38 104
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 41 R 39 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 54 54 40 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53 38 41 38
FOLPLEX 2.2 52 52 10 42 231
RIVASTIGMINE 52 52 42 84
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.