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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,252Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
395 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

$829K

2014

$1.03M

2015

$1.02M

2016

Number of Claims

3,884

2014

3,908

2015

4,252

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.

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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.

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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
GABAPENTIN 474

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

95

patients, 24% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 176

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 170

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 153

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

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LEVETIRACETAM 136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

LYRICA 127

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

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TIZANIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

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CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

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LAMOTRIGINE 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 66

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

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PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

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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 Aug. 22, 2008.
  • 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.