Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

4,414Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
399 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

$1.64M

2014

$1.93M

2015

$2.14M

2016

Number of Claims

4,472

2014

4,437

2015

4,414

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 318

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 261

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 242

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 180

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 135

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 115

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

COPAXONE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
GALANTAMINE ER 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

AZILECT 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
RIVASTIGMINE* 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

AMANTADINE 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
PRIMIDONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
DILANTIN* 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
VIMPAT 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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 Sept. 10, 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.