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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,305Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 72 providers in this state and specialty

$425K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 72 providers in this state and specialty

547 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Puerto Rico
lower than average

Antipsychotics

13% of this provider’s 412 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 547 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$99 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $161 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$335K

2014

$365K

2015

$425K

2016

Number of Claims

3,873

2014

4,028

2015

4,305

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
DONEPEZIL HCL 419

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
GABAPENTIN 320

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
MEMANTINE HCL 279

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

3 3
CLONAZEPAM 190

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

4 6
TEMAZEPAM 167

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

5 23
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 156

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

6 4
RISPERIDONE 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

P 7 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 8 9
SERTRALINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

9 10
TOPIRAMATE 114

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

10 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

11 33
LEVETIRACETAM 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

12 7
NAMENDA XR 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

13 11
TRAMADOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

O 14 53
LAMOTRIGINE 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

15 21
ROPINIROLE HCL 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

16 44
GALANTAMINE ER 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

17 5
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

18 39
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 19 36
OXCARBAZEPINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 19 34
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

21 14
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

22 69
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 May 19, 2009.
  • 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.