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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,499Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,466 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$1.36M

2014

$1.85M

2015

$2.08M

2016

Number of Claims

11,065

2014

12,468

2015

14,499

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 2,054

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,774

prescriptions.

519

patients, 35% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 1,973

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,815

prescriptions.

439

patients, 30% of all patients

10
MELOXICAM 654

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

229

patients, 16% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 625

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

136

patients, 9% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 511

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

119

patients, 8% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

76

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

76

patients, 5% of all patients

P
MIRTAZAPINE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

79

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

139

patients, 9% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

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LORAZEPAM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

VIMPAT 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

BACLOFEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

NEUPRO 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

GRALISE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

COPAXONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.