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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,997Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.69M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
606 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
48% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

$1.82M

2014

$1.82M

2015

$1.69M

2016

Number of Claims

8,267

2014

7,578

2015

6,997

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
LEVETIRACETAM 952

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

144

patients, 24% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 855

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 314

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 261

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

KEPPRA 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DILANTIN* 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM ER 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE ER 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMICTAL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

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BRIVIACT 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

10
VALPROIC ACID* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TEGRETOL XR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
PHENOBARBITAL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPAMAX 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VIMPAT 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
TRILEPTAL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 10
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

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 Feb. 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.
  • 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.