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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,495Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
690 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

$1.99M

2014

$3.06M

2015

$3.37M

2016

Number of Claims

6,470

2014

7,551

2015

7,495

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
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 465

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 378

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 321

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 320

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 268

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

AZILECT 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LYRICA 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

P
VIMPAT 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

APTIOM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

EXELON 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMZARIC 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DILANTIN* 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

TECFIDERA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <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 »

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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 Sept. 3, 2014.
  • 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.