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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,010Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
482 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

$1.27M

2014

$1.97M

2015

$2.31M

2016

Number of Claims

4,276

2014

5,803

2015

6,010

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 777

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

120

patients, 25% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 483

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

ONFI 430

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

86

patients, 18% of all patients

10
ZONISAMIDE 360

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 283

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

VIMPAT 277

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 224

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

LAMICTAL 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

10
LAMOTRIGINE ER 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

DILANTIN* 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM ER 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 4% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DEPAKOTE ER 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

10
TOPAMAX 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMICTAL XR 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 10
LYRICA 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

TEGRETOL XR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBATROL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

KEPPRA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
BANZEL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
DEPAKOTE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

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 June 2, 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.