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ADNAN ALGHADBAN M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,826Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 41 providers in this state and specialty

$991K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 41 providers in this state and specialty

854 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

5% of this provider’s 529 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

2% of this provider’s 854 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 854 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 7%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$127 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

$1.37M

2014

$1.37M

2015

$991K

2016

Number of Claims

9,811

2014

8,378

2015

7,826

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 694

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

154

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
TOPIRAMATE 414

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 368

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

O 3 7
PRIMIDONE 323

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

4 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 288

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

5 5
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

6 3
LEVETIRACETAM 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

7 2
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

8 63
TIZANIDINE HCL 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

9 11
VIMPAT 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

10 13
CLONAZEPAM 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

10 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

12 21
LAMOTRIGINE 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

13 6
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

14 10
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

15 27
ALPRAZOLAM 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

16 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

17 43
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

P 18 24
LYRICA 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

19 12
MEMANTINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

20 29
PROPRANOLOL HCL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

21 52
CARBAMAZEPINE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

22 25
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

23 20
ZONISAMIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

24 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

25 45
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

26 66
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 27 18
PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

28 66
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 2% of all patients

29 33
ROPINIROLE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

30 19
METHADONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 31 83
NAMENDA XR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 31 23
TRAMADOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 33 30
NEUPRO 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 74
TRAZODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

35 32
PHENOBARBITAL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 35 17
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. 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.