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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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7,456Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 274 providers in this state and specialty

$6.73M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 274 providers in this state and specialty

365 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
25% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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 North Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

0 of this provider’s 91 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

8% of this provider’s 365 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 365 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 8%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$903 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $325 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

$5.98M

2014

$6.46M

2015

$6.73M

2016

Number of Claims

6,896

2014

7,093

2015

7,456

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 627

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

129

patients, 35% of all patients

1 1
BACLOFEN 397

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

99

patients, 27% of all patients

2 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 383

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

73

patients, 20% of all patients

O 3 13
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 362

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

90

patients, 25% of all patients

10 4 75
FLUOXETINE HCL 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

5 52
OMEPRAZOLE 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

74

patients, 20% of all patients

6 87
ALPRAZOLAM 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

7 22
AUBAGIO 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

10 8 59
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

9 78
AMPYRA 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

10 64
CLONAZEPAM 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

11 6
GILENYA 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

12 71
LEVETIRACETAM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 8% of all patients

13 4
TEMAZEPAM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

14 115
BETASERON 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

10 15 138
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

16 109
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

17 37
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

18 51
LYRICA 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

19 14
PREDNISONE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

78

patients, 21% of all patients

20 43
COPAXONE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

21 38
TOPIRAMATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 5% of all patients

22 5
TIZANIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

23 12
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

24 67
PRIMIDONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

25 9
DIAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 7% of all patients

26 34
TRAMADOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

O 27 26
TECFIDERA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

28 44
VESICARE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

29 171
LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

30 33
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 June 3, 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.