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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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8,236Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 185 providers in this state and specialty

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 185 providers in this state and specialty

301 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

27% of this provider’s 151 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Antibiotics

6% of this provider’s 301 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

48% of this provider’s 301 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$165 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $371 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$1.53M

2014

$1.41M

2015

$1.36M

2016

Number of Claims

7,640

2014

8,138

2015

8,236

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
OXYCODONE HCL 710

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

83

patients, 28% of all patients

O 1 32
GABAPENTIN 372

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

81

patients, 27% of all patients

2 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 334

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

66

patients, 22% of all patients

P 3 14
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 326

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

O 4 57
TOPIRAMATE 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

57

patients, 19% of all patients

5 5
LEVETIRACETAM 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

56

patients, 19% of all patients

6 4
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

O 7 60
BACLOFEN 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

8 13
MEMANTINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

9 8
LAMOTRIGINE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

10 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

11 79
LISINOPRIL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

12 74
CITALOPRAM HBR 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

13 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

14 108
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

15 17
OMEPRAZOLE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

16 91
NAMENDA XR 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

17 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

O 18 38
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

19 117
CLONAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

20 10
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

21 71
FENTANYL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

O 22 95
LORAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

23 46
VIMPAT 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

24 15
CLONIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

25 123
MIRTAZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

26 55
LIDOCAINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

27 61
GALANTAMINE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

28 41
METFORMIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

29 130
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

30 134
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

30 106
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

30 24
ALPRAZOLAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

33 53
CARISOPRODOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

34 139
MORPHINE SULFATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

O 34 139
MELOXICAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

36 83
TECFIDERA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 37 45
OXYCONTIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 O 37 145
FUROSEMIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

39 117
EXELON 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 40 73
DONEPEZIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

41 2
PROGESTERONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

42 155
TRAMADOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

O 42 40
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 44 19
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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.