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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,255Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 70 providers in this state and specialty

$7.7M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 70 providers in this state and specialty

389 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
41% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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 Iowa
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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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

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

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Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$1466 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $257 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$6.84M

2014

$7.69M

2015

$7.7M

2016

Number of Claims

5,311

2014

5,500

2015

5,255

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
GABAPENTIN 541

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

111

patients, 29% of all patients

1 2
BACLOFEN 462

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

77

patients, 20% of all patients

2 10
AMPYRA 334

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

10 3 52
GILENYA 224

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

10 4 64
TECFIDERA 197

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

5 40
COPAXONE 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

6 38
DULOXETINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

7 18
MODAFINIL 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

10 8 66
TIZANIDINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

9 27
AMANTADINE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

10 16
LEVETIRACETAM 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

11 3
AUBAGIO 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 4% of all patients

11 81
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

13 67
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

14 45
CLONAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

15 7
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

16 86
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

17 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

17 4
REBIF 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 19 89
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

20 21
TOPIRAMATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

21 5
SERTRALINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 22 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 23 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

24 24
VESICARE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

25 94
FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

25 73
LORAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

25 42
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE SULFATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 10 28 96
PLEGRIDY PEN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 10 29 98
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 30 1
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 March 17, 2010.
  • 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.