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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,712Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 41 providers in this state and specialty

$2.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 41 providers in this state and specialty

1,139 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in West Virginia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 1,139 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 1,139 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 7%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$261 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $389 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$1.9M

2014

$2.11M

2015

$2.54M

2016

Number of Claims

7,560

2014

8,805

2015

9,712

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
GABAPENTIN 1,063

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

286

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
LEVETIRACETAM 946

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

181

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 466

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

117

patients, 10% of all patients

3 5
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 464

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

4 3
PRIMIDONE 385

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

5 8
TIZANIDINE HCL 361

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

6 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

O 7 7
TOPIRAMATE 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

8 4
LAMOTRIGINE 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

9 6
VIMPAT 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

10 13
ALPRAZOLAM 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

11 22
ROPINIROLE HCL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

12 19
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

13 49
CLONAZEPAM 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

14 9
LYRICA 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

15 12
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

16 10
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

17 28
OXCARBAZEPINE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

18 44
MEMANTINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

19 29
RIZATRIPTAN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 41

patients, 4% of all patients

20 55
DULOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

21 15
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

22 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

22 21
PHENOBARBITAL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

22 17
ZONISAMIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

25 39
BACLOFEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

26 16
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

27 33
DIAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

28 40
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

29 20
LORAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 29 36
AZATHIOPRINE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

31 56
COPAXONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 32 34
TRAMADOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

O 33 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

34 43
KEPPRA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 35 105
CLOPIDOGREL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

36 35
TECFIDERA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 37 80
AZILECT 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 38 41
LAMICTAL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 39 116
DILANTIN* 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 39 50
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 Jan. 26, 2018.
  • 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.