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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,504Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$609K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
530 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

$518K

2014

$597K

2015

$609K

2016

Number of Claims

5,266

2014

5,569

2015

5,504

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
DONEPEZIL HCL 659

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

131

patients, 25% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 512

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 288

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 234

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 222

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 196

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ETODOLAC ER 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 138

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

P
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VIMPAT 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

AZILECT 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <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 July 7, 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.