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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,606Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$6.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
522 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

$2.88M

2014

$5.02M

2015

$6.08M

2016

Number of Claims

3,945

2014

5,506

2015

6,606

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
GABAPENTIN 391

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

95

patients, 18% of all patients

BACLOFEN 344

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

TECFIDERA 307

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

AMPYRA 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

COPAXONE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

AUBAGIO 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

AVONEX* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
AVONEX PEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AMANTADINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

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 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.