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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,169Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.9M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
926 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

$2.54M

2014

$3.4M

2015

$3.9M

2016

Number of Claims

7,829

2014

9,744

2015

11,169

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.

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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
LEVETIRACETAM 629

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 627

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 595

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 475

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

BACLOFEN 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VIMPAT 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

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SERTRALINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ENTACAPONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RIZATRIPTAN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
GAMUNEX-C 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

COPAXONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
TECFIDERA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CLONIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
TYSABRI 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

KEPPRA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
BUPROPION HCL SR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
DILANTIN* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
GILENYA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
AUBAGIO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ALPRAZOLAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMANTADINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

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. 30, 2016.
  • 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.