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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,508Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$821K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,015 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$373K

2014

$462K

2015

$821K

2016

Number of Claims

5,151

2014

6,149

2015

7,508

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 1,293

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

341

patients, 34% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 977

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

282

patients, 28% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 669

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

207

patients, 20% of all patients

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LIDOCAINE 581

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

272

patients, 27% of all patients

MELOXICAM 578

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

168

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 443

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

288

patients, 28% of all patients

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DULOXETINE HCL 431

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

LYRICA 282

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 282

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

BACLOFEN 266

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

O
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

NALOXONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

CELECOXIB 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ETODOLAC 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

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DICLOFENAC SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% 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 Oct. 14, 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.