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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,574Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 185 providers in this state and specialty

$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 185 providers in this state and specialty

664 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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 Arizona
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

3% of this provider’s 664 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$302 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $371 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

7 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$899K

2014

$780K

2015

$1.38M

2016

Number of Claims

2,210

2014

2,991

2015

4,574

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
NAMENDA XR 732

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

732

prescriptions.

176

patients, 27% of all patients

1 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 626

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

158

patients, 24% of all patients

2 2
GABAPENTIN 288

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

3 1
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 219

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

4 50
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

5 22
MEMANTINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

6 8
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 166

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

7 3
PRIMIDONE 122

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

8 9
NAMZARIC 119

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

9 70
AZILECT 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

10 20
CLONAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

11 10
RIVASTIGMINE* 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

11 33
DULOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

13 11
TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

14 34
RYTARY 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

15 37
LEVETIRACETAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

16 4
TOPIRAMATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

17 5
LYRICA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

18 19
BACLOFEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

19 13
COPAXONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

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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 22, 2014.
  • 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.