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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,159Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$886K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
510 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$469K

2014

$620K

2015

$886K

2016

Number of Claims

3,056

2014

3,582

2015

4,159

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
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 733

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

138

patients, 27% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 492

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

106

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 321

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

AZILECT 243

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 199

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 177

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 119

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 114

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P
TOPIRAMATE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

AMANTADINE 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

RYTARY 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NEUPRO 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ENTACAPONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

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 11, 2017.
  • 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.