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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,969Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.75M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
647 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.11M

2014

$1.45M

2015

$1.75M

2016

Number of Claims

5,883

2014

6,483

2015

5,969

2016

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. 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.

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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.

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An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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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
GABAPENTIN 470

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

108

patients, 17% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 440

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 392

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 293

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 292

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 258

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM ER 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMANTADINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

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ROPINIROLE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
AZILECT 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
COPAXONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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VENLAFAXINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VIMPAT 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

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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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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 July 29, 2011.
  • 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.