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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,770Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
407 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$829K

2014

$1.18M

2015

$1.22M

2016

Number of Claims

3,771

2014

4,150

2015

4,770

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
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 362

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

76

patients, 19% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 361

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

77

patients, 19% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 315

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 232

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 214

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 212

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 180

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 174

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

VIMPAT 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 130

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 127

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 5% of all patients

AZILECT 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

P
APTIOM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
SERTRALINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

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 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.