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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,797Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
746 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$3.26M

2014

$3.7M

2015

$3.31M

2016

Number of Claims

5,770

2014

6,199

2015

5,797

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.

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.

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
DONEPEZIL HCL 311

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 286

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 242

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 226

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

AMANTADINE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

COPAXONE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

AMPYRA 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AVONEX PEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

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HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

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SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VIMPAT 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AZILECT 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

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PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% 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 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 Feb. 6, 2018.
  • 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.