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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,814Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
641 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

$2.61M

2014

$3.06M

2015

$3.08M

2016

Number of Claims

6,655

2014

6,647

2015

5,814

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.

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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 295

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 241

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 234

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 224

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

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DULOXETINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P
VIMPAT 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

COPAXONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GILENYA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
NAMENDA XR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% 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 June 13, 2018.
  • 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.