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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,551Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$252K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
305 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

$261K

2014

$280K

2015

$252K

2016

Number of Claims

5,379

2014

6,090

2015

6,551

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. 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.

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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
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 1,172

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

860

prescriptions.

211

patients, 69% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

SELEGILINE HCL 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

10
FAMOTIDINE* 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

69

patients, 23% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

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PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
SUCRALFATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

CALCITONIN-SALMON 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

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 Nov. 21, 2016.
  • 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.