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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,748Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$4.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,532 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$3.15M

2014

$3.75M

2015

$4.13M

2016

Number of Claims

16,230

2014

17,345

2015

17,748

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
GALANTAMINE ER 1,013

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

962

prescriptions.

179

patients, 12% of all patients

10
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,010

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

915

prescriptions.

188

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 980

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

836

prescriptions.

212

patients, 14% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 955

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

850

prescriptions.

162

patients, 11% of all patients

10
TOPIRAMATE 788

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

169

patients, 11% of all patients

10
ZONISAMIDE 653

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

129

patients, 8% of all patients

10
DULOXETINE HCL 585

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

124

patients, 8% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 557

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

113

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

100

patients, 7% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

96

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

87

patients, 6% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 469

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

91

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

83

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

87

patients, 6% of all patients

P
LYRICA 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

RIZATRIPTAN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

10
TIZANIDINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

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MELOXICAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

AMANTADINE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

TECFIDERA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

VIMPAT 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

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RIVASTIGMINE* 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMPYRA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

GILENYA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
NADOLOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

O
NARATRIPTAN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

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ROPINIROLE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AUBAGIO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
GALANTAMINE HBR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 April 6, 2015.
  • 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.