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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,205Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
721 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

$825K

2014

$975K

2015

$1.12M

2016

Number of Claims

5,700

2014

5,936

2015

6,205

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
DONEPEZIL HCL 870

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

191

patients, 26% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 465

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 355

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 306

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 294

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 255

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 233

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AZILECT 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
EXELON 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VIMPAT 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

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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 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.