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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,468Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,697 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

$1.7M

2014

$2.06M

2015

$2.34M

2016

Number of Claims

12,007

2014

13,653

2015

15,468

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 2,280

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

1,925

prescriptions.

558

patients, 33% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 1,517

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,356

prescriptions.

246

patients, 14% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 1,153

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,118

prescriptions.

365

patients, 22% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 813

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

808

prescriptions.

184

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 756

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

145

patients, 9% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 613

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

119

patients, 7% of all patients

10
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 545

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

105

patients, 6% of all patients

10
MEMANTINE HCL 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

127

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

124

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

145

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

97

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

129

patients, 8% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

87

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

76

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

81

patients, 5% of all patients

AZILECT 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

NEUPRO 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

VIMPAT 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

BACLOFEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

ENTACAPONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

AMANTADINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

VALPROIC ACID* 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VALPROIC ACID* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

COPAXONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
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 9, 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.