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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,924Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.82M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
523 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

$1.49M

2014

$1.71M

2015

$1.82M

2016

Number of Claims

3,605

2014

4,761

2015

4,924

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
LEVETIRACETAM 525

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 511

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

112

patients, 21% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 318

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 283

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

VIMPAT 215

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 207

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 185

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

GAMMAGARD LIQUID 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
AMANTADINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
COPAXONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<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 Aug. 12, 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.