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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,024Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 52 providers in this state and specialty

$3.82M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 52 providers in this state and specialty

565 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Nevada
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 565 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 4%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$634 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $502 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$2.67M

2014

$3.56M

2015

$3.82M

2016

Number of Claims

7,374

2014

6,630

2015

6,024

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LAMOTRIGINE 491

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

1 6
GABAPENTIN 314

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

2 2
LEVETIRACETAM 293

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

3 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 256

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

4 1
TOPIRAMATE 244

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

5 5
CLONAZEPAM 217

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

6 10
ALPRAZOLAM 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

7 42
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

O 8 26
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

O 9 40
PRIMIDONE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

10 7
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

11 4
OXYCODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 12 49
OXCARBAZEPINE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

13 50
GAMMAGARD LIQUID 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

14 64
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

15 22
VIMPAT 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

16 13
DIAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

17 55
TECFIDERA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 18 36
COPAXONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

18 15
CARBAMAZEPINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

20 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

21 78
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

21 21
METHYLPREDNISOLONE SOD SUCC 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

10 21 78
CARISOPRODOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

24 61
CLOPIDOGREL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

25 39
TRAMADOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 25 52
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

27 32
PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 27 58
AUBAGIO 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 29 47
TIZANIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

30 29
PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

30 37
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 June 22, 2017.
  • 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.