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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,317Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
565 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$3.01M

2014

$3.39M

2015

$2.62M

2016

Number of Claims

6,265

2014

6,723

2015

6,317

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
DONEPEZIL HCL 604

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

102

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 415

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 324

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 314

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 253

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

VIMPAT 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DILANTIN* 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

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COPAXONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

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METHADONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

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ROPINIROLE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

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OXCARBAZEPINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

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 Aug. 28, 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.