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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,211Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 185 providers in this state and specialty

$1.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 185 providers in this state and specialty

1,580 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Arizona
lower than average

Antipsychotics

5% of this provider’s 1,378 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 1,580 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$151 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $371 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

6 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$990K

2014

$1.29M

2015

$1.55M

2016

Number of Claims

9,195

2014

9,085

2015

10,211

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
GABAPENTIN 1,331

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,131

prescriptions.

454

patients, 29% of all patients

1 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,045

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

963

prescriptions.

327

patients, 21% of all patients

2 2
DULOXETINE HCL 771

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

275

patients, 17% of all patients

3 11
TOPIRAMATE 645

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

180

patients, 11% of all patients

4 5
MEMANTINE HCL 484

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

171

patients, 11% of all patients

5 8
LEVETIRACETAM 424

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

114

patients, 7% of all patients

6 4
BACLOFEN 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

120

patients, 8% of all patients

7 13
PRIMIDONE 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

99

patients, 6% of all patients

8 9
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

77

patients, 5% of all patients

9 3
GALANTAMINE HBR 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

99

patients, 6% of all patients

10 10 69
ROPINIROLE HCL 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

11 16
NAMENDA XR 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

12 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

13 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

88

patients, 6% of all patients

O 14 38
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

135

patients, 9% of all patients

15 98
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

16 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

P 17 14
LIDOCAINE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

68

patients, 4% of all patients

18 61
TRAMADOL HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

O 19 40
PROPRANOLOL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

20 39
CLONAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

21 10
TEMAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

22 96
RIVASTIGMINE* 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

23 33
TROKENDI XR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

10 23 120
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

25 63
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

26 26
RISPERIDONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

P 27 64
CLOPIDOGREL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

28 35
LORAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

29 46
SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

30 27
TRAZODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

31 34
GALANTAMINE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

32 41
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

O 33 60
LYRICA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

34 19
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

35 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

35 24
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 16, 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.