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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,176Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
599 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

$2.56M

2014

$2.82M

2015

$3.05M

2016

Number of Claims

6,240

2014

6,845

2015

6,176

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 501

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

112

patients, 19% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 307

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

COPAXONE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

AMPYRA 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MODAFINIL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
DILANTIN* 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

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 July 16, 2014.
  • 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.