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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,429Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$5.94M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
988 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

$5.25M

2014

$5.29M

2015

$5.94M

2016

Number of Claims

10,142

2014

11,552

2015

14,429

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 1,104

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

248

patients, 25% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 1,053

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

227

patients, 23% of all patients

10
NUEDEXTA 629

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

122

patients, 12% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 518

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

RIZATRIPTAN 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

10
CITALOPRAM HBR 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

114

patients, 12% of all patients

LYRICA 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

10
MEMANTINE HCL 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

VIMPAT 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

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PROPRANOLOL HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

XYREM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 10
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

MODAFINIL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TECFIDERA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

P
APTIOM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

COPAXONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O
RISPERIDONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 1% of all patients

NUVIGIL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PLEGRIDY PEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 10
SERTRALINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O
VIIBRYD 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% 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 Jan. 25, 2011.
  • 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.