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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,281Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$486K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
163 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
24% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

$450K

2014

$451K

2015

$486K

2016

Number of Claims

6,096

2014

5,874

2015

6,281

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,000

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

96

patients, 59% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 525

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

66

patients, 40% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 458

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

46

patients, 28% of all patients

O
TOPIRAMATE 372

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

44

patients, 27% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 301

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

33

patients, 20% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 237

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

36

patients, 22% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 17% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

O
CARISOPRODOL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 13% of all patients

RIZATRIPTAN 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

21

patients, 13% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 12% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

BACLOFEN 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

LYRICA 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 7% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 9% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 7% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 O
LIDOCAINE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O
RISPERIDONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
MIRTAZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 O
MELOXICAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.