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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,962Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
803 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

$2.2M

2014

$2.31M

2015

$2.15M

2016

Number of Claims

6,706

2014

6,652

2015

6,962

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
GABAPENTIN 658

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

146

patients, 18% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 443

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 424

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 338

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 318

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

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OXCARBAZEPINE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ALPRAZOLAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

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DIAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DILANTIN* 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
COPAXONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
APTIOM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
RIVASTIGMINE* 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

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 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.
  • 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.