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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,409Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.7M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
666 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$1.63M

2014

$1.87M

2015

$1.7M

2016

Number of Claims

6,672

2014

6,749

2015

6,409

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 678

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

152

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 463

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 452

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 323

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 250

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VIMPAT 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMANTADINE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<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 April 24, 2008.
  • 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.