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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,489Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
608 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$1.74M

2014

$1.76M

2015

$2.08M

2016

Number of Claims

4,732

2014

4,669

2015

5,489

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
GABAPENTIN 425

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 297

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 287

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 205

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LYRICA 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
DIAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TECFIDERA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

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. 20, 2013.
  • 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.