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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,486Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
761 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

$1.06M

2014

$997K

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

7,975

2014

7,835

2015

9,486

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 592

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

147

patients, 19% of all patients

BACLOFEN 536

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

140

patients, 18% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 443

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

NAPROXEN 349

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

124

patients, 16% of all patients

LYRICA 336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ACETAZOLAMIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMZARIC 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NEUPRO 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

EXELON 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VOLTAREN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P
OXYCODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 O
TRAMADOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
TRINTELLIX 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

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 Sept. 27, 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.
  • 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.