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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,282Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$792K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,022 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
45% 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

$1.16M

2014

$1.68M

2015

$792K

2016

Number of Claims

5,599

2014

10,220

2015

4,282

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.

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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 548

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

275

patients, 27% of all patients

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OXYCODONE HCL 351

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

180

patients, 18% of all patients

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OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 215

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 204

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 180

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

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OXYCONTIN 170

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

O
METHADONE HCL 135

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN 118

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

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DULOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPRENORPHINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

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TIZANIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

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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 Dec. 21, 2009.
  • 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.