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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,698Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 72 providers in this state and specialty

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 72 providers in this state and specialty

1,140 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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 Puerto Rico
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 787 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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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

8% of this provider’s 1,140 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$147 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $161 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$1.4M

2014

$1.76M

2015

$1.42M

2016

Number of Claims

8,976

2014

10,424

2015

9,698

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
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,219

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,172

prescriptions.

222

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
GABAPENTIN 1,094

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

225

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
MEMANTINE HCL 674

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

130

patients, 11% of all patients

3 3
GALANTAMINE ER 446

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

4 5
TOPIRAMATE 384

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

5 18
EXELON 372

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

6 22
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 349

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

7 14
TIZANIDINE HCL 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

8 8
NAMENDA XR 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

9 11
LYRICA 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

10 19
LEVETIRACETAM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

11 7
LAMOTRIGINE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

12 21
RIVASTIGMINE* 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

13 13
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

14 4
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

15 12
CLOPIDOGREL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

16 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 16 9
OXCARBAZEPINE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

18 34
ETODOLAC 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

19 47
AMANTADINE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

20 40
RIZATRIPTAN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

20 60
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

22 68
VOLTAREN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

23 103
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

24 25
CLONAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

25 6
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

26 70
PRIMIDONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

27 27
NABUMETONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

28 31
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

29 69
DILANTIN* 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

29 77
TRAMADOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

O 31 53
ALPRAZOLAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 32 55
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 33 36
PHENOBARBITAL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 34 59
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

35 84
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 Jan. 28, 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.