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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,643Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
637 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

$1.22M

2014

$1.27M

2015

$1.44M

2016

Number of Claims

6,785

2014

7,355

2015

7,643

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
GABAPENTIN 825

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

160

patients, 25% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 551

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 470

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 354

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 328

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 310

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

VIMPAT 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O
OXCARBAZEPINE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CLONAZEPAM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
GALANTAMINE ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

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 April 27, 2017.
  • 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.