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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,458Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 72 providers in this state and specialty

$688K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 72 providers in this state and specialty

617 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% 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

8% of this provider’s 500 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

0% of this provider’s 617 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 617 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$92 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $161 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$436K

2014

$624K

2015

$688K

2016

Number of Claims

5,364

2014

6,492

2015

7,458

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 833

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

782

prescriptions.

168

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
GABAPENTIN 653

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

151

patients, 24% of all patients

2 2
MEMANTINE HCL 425

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

3 3
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 414

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

4 4
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 355

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

5 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 311

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

6 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

P 7 9
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

8 25
GALANTAMINE ER 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

9 5
CLONAZEPAM 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

10 6
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

11 36
TOPIRAMATE 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

12 18
PRIMIDONE 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

13 27
PAROXETINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

14 24
LEVETIRACETAM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

15 7
AZILECT 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

16 42
RYTARY 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

17 109
AMANTADINE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

17 40
LYRICA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

19 19
RIVASTIGMINE* 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

19 13
NEUPRO 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

21 71
ENTACAPONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

22 91
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

23 64
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

24 78
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

25 70
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

26 50
LAMOTRIGINE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 27 21
SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

27 10
BACLOFEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

29 17
LORAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 30 51
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 Feb. 7, 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.