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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,202Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 274 providers in this state and specialty

$1.46M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 274 providers in this state and specialty

755 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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 North Carolina
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

63% of this provider’s 755 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 8%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$143 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $325 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$1.31M

2014

$1.49M

2015

$1.46M

2016

Number of Claims

9,065

2014

9,522

2015

10,202

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
GABAPENTIN 1,339

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

303

patients, 40% of all patients

1 1
OXYCODONE HCL 1,232

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

186

patients, 25% of all patients

O 2 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 674

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

171

patients, 23% of all patients

O 3 13
TOPIRAMATE 493

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

4 5
TRAMADOL HCL 371

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

O 5 26
TIZANIDINE HCL 370

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

6 12
DULOXETINE HCL 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

7 11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

O 8 65
LYRICA 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

9 14
OPANA ER 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O 10 89
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

O 11 27
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

12 19
ROPINIROLE HCL 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

13 16
LEVETIRACETAM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

14 4
FENTANYL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O 15 56
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

16 58
CLONAZEPAM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

17 6
BACLOFEN 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

18 15
PROMETHAZINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

19 54
CARISOPRODOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

20 83
DONEPEZIL HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

21 2
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

22 28
LORAZEPAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

23 33
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

24 31
LIDOCAINE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

25 106
DIAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

26 34
OXYCONTIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 27 80
PREDNISONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

27 43
MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

29 63
IBUPROFEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

29 141
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

31 89
MORPHINE SULFATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 32 136
METHADONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 33 57
ALPRAZOLAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

34 22
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O 35 135
ZONISAMIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 32
NUCYNTA ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 O 37 200
TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

38 30
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 7, 2009.
  • 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.