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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,169Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
278 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

$1.67M

2014

$1.83M

2015

$2.04M

2016

Number of Claims

4,291

2014

4,226

2015

4,169

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
LAMOTRIGINE 533

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

69

patients, 25% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 372

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

60

patients, 22% of all patients

VIMPAT 359

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 257

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

ONFI 189

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 7% of all patients

KEPPRA 167

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

10
ZONISAMIDE 166

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

LAMICTAL 145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 123

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 35

patients, 13% of all patients

DILANTIN* 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPAMAX 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

FELBAMATE 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
GABAPENTIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
PHENOBARBITAL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
DEPAKOTE ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
TEGRETOL XR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
LEVETIRACETAM ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

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. 24, 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.