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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,385Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 31

$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 31

811 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in New Mexico
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 811 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 811 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$167 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $286 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in New Mexico
DONEPEZIL HCL 581 481 114 1 4
LEVETIRACETAM 492 146 75 2 1
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 409 168 84 3 17
GABAPENTIN 387 238 78 4 3
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 355 268 55 5 2
LAMOTRIGINE 294 105 38 6 5
TOPIRAMATE 274 74 51 7 7
NAMENDA 263 239 54 8 6
ROPINIROLE HCL 250 174 44 9 8
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 181 144 51 10 21
PRIMIDONE 165 95 34 11 13
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 159 116 28 12 11
CLONAZEPAM 151 48 30 B 13 14
BACLOFEN 150 57 39 14 9
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 147 57 24 15 12
CARBAMAZEPINE 138 18 17 16 16
PHENOBARBITAL 138 25 15 R 16 20
ZONISAMIDE 132 0 17 18 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104 62 15 S3 19 23
TRAMADOL HCL 101 41 37 20 37
OXCARBAZEPINE 98 45 20 21 18
VERAPAMIL ER 95 22 19 22 24
VIMPAT 93 0 12 23 25
DIAZEPAM 85 44 42 B 24 40
ALPRAZOLAM 82 46 16 B 25 41
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 81 63 15 A 26 33
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 74 0 18 27 43
LORAZEPAM 65 <11 14 B 28 35
PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 60 <11 <11 29 34
DOXEPIN HCL 57 18 14 30 51
RISPERIDONE 57 <11 <11 A 30 51
EXELON 54 54 16 32 26
LYRICA 54 30 18 32 55
ENTACAPONE 53 <11 <11 34 32
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50 <11 <11 35 22
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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. 23, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.