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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,323Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
880 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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

$786K

2014

$1.18M

2015

$1.47M

2016

Number of Claims

5,133

2014

6,385

2015

7,323

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
DONEPEZIL HCL 794

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

789

prescriptions.

178

patients, 20% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 658

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

205

patients, 23% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 559

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 451

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

EXELON 414

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

10
MEMANTINE HCL 373

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

NEUPRO 333

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

10
AZILECT 275

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 262

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

VOLTAREN 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

P
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

RYTARY 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BELSOMRA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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MELOXICAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

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 April 11, 2016.
  • 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.