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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,346Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
719 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

$1.07M

2014

$1.19M

2015

$1.39M

2016

Number of Claims

8,609

2014

9,234

2015

9,346

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
LEVETIRACETAM 1,203

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

188

patients, 26% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 736

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 518

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 490

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 449

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

10
CLONAZEPAM 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

VIMPAT 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DILANTIN* 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 3% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CITALOPRAM HBR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

KEPPRA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
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 May 19, 2010.
  • 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.