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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,342Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$649K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
901 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$547K

2014

$664K

2015

$649K

2016

Number of Claims

5,234

2014

5,679

2015

6,342

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 1,259

prescriptions, 20% of all prescriptions

1,254

prescriptions.

325

patients, 36% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 442

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 434

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

149

patients, 17% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 318

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 318

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

GALANTAMINE HBR 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P
TOPIRAMATE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% 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 Sept. 6, 2013.
  • 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.