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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,779Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
804 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$2.45M

2014

$3.11M

2015

$3.39M

2016

Number of Claims

9,063

2014

10,711

2015

10,779

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.

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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 837

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

197

patients, 25% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 554

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

123

patients, 15% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 458

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 386

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

LYRICA 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

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LEVETIRACETAM 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

VIMPAT 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

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TIZANIDINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

O
RIZATRIPTAN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

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NAPROXEN SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

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GAMMAGARD LIQUID 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

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ATENOLOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM ER 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NEUPRO 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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CARBAMAZEPINE ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

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METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

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NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

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 10, 2015.
  • 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.