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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,067Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$389K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
217 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
24% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

$515K

2014

$416K

2015

$389K

2016

Number of Claims

4,858

2014

4,750

2015

5,067

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
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 316

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

41

patients, 19% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 304

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

33

patients, 15% of all patients

P
CLOZAPINE 270

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM 265

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 15% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 251

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

40

patients, 18% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 228

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 196

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

P
RISPERIDONE 192

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

P
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 128

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
PERPHENAZINE 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P
MIRTAZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 6% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
LATUDA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 6% of all patients

P
ALPRAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

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 Sept. 28, 2012.
  • 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.