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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,137Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
575 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

$1.03M

2014

$1.2M

2015

$1.43M

2016

Number of Claims

3,975

2014

4,659

2015

5,137

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
DONEPEZIL HCL 649

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

119

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 553

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 393

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 350

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 334

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 195

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 132

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

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BACLOFEN 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

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RIVASTIGMINE* 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

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EXELON 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

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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 May 19, 2011.
  • 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.