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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,340Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
627 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$2.44M

2014

$2.7M

2015

$3.35M

2016

Number of Claims

5,416

2014

6,384

2015

6,340

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 470

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 343

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 313

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 302

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

AZILECT 234

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 228

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

COPAXONE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AVONEX PEN 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

10
ROPINIROLE HCL 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ENTACAPONE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DILANTIN* 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
AMANTADINE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VIMPAT 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
NEUPRO 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

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 July 8, 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.