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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,622Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
468 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

$2.07M

2014

$1.8M

2015

$2.12M

2016

Number of Claims

6,053

2014

5,163

2015

5,622

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
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 1,332

prescriptions, 24% of all prescriptions

1,248

prescriptions.

279

patients, 60% of all patients

RYTARY 527

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

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PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 351

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 260

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

P
AZILECT 235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

NEUPRO 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

AMANTADINE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TROSPIUM CHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SELEGILINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

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TRAZODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P
MEMANTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ENTACAPONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

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 Feb. 14, 2008.
  • 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.