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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,564Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
557 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$1.42M

2014

$1.65M

2015

$2.05M

2016

Number of Claims

4,652

2014

5,070

2015

5,564

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.

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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.

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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 315

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 275

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 257

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 216

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 209

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

COPAXONE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GALANTAMINE ER 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMPYRA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

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DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

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CLONAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

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BUPROPION HCL SR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

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OXCARBAZEPINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

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 8, 2007.
  • 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.