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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,381Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 72 providers in this state and specialty

$2.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 72 providers in this state and specialty

1,177 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Puerto Rico
lower than average

Antipsychotics

10% of this provider’s 753 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Antibiotics

2% of this provider’s 1,177 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 1,177 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$103 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $161 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$2.4M

2014

$2.5M

2015

$2.1M

2016

Number of Claims

21,604

2014

20,774

2015

20,381

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
GABAPENTIN 2,596

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,435

prescriptions.

464

patients, 39% of all patients

1 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,956

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,662

prescriptions.

368

patients, 31% of all patients

2 1
MEMANTINE HCL 989

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

914

prescriptions.

185

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
LYRICA 615

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

4 19
DULOXETINE HCL 559

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

5 20
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 515

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

107

patients, 9% of all patients

6 14
LEVETIRACETAM 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

7 7
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

10 8 39
TIZANIDINE HCL 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

9 8
CLOPIDOGREL 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

10 16
RIVASTIGMINE* 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

11 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

12 33
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

13 12
SERTRALINE HCL 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

14 10
SIMVASTATIN 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

15 37
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

16 50
CLONAZEPAM 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

17 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

P 18 9
SULINDAC 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

19 89
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

20 38
RISPERIDONE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

P 21 26
LORAZEPAM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

22 51
NABUMETONE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

23 31
RANITIDINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

24 28
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

25 69
TEMAZEPAM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

26 23
PRIMIDONE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

27 27
AZILECT 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

28 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

29 15
TOPIRAMATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

30 18
EXELON 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

31 22
LAMOTRIGINE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

32 21
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

33 100
NAMENDA XR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

34 11
OMEPRAZOLE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

35 48
PROPRANOLOL HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

36 52
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

37 36
SYNTHROID 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

38 57
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

38 86
GEMFIBROZIL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

40 122
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

41 29
BUSPIRONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

42 43
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

43 4
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

O 43 85
PAROXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

43 24
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

46 84
PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 47 81
ETODOLAC ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

47 83
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 2% of all patients

49 80
CARBAMAZEPINE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

50 65
BUPROPION XL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

51 63
MECLIZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

52 66
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

53 72
BACLOFEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

54 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 54 73
GALANTAMINE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 56 5
ALPRAZOLAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

57 55
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 58 68
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

59 137
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 59 78
LANSOPRAZOLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

59 79
TRAMADOL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

O 62 53
PHENOBARBITAL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 63 59
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 1% of all patients

64 141
OXCARBAZEPINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 65 34
METFORMIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 66 144
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 2% of all patients

67 87
RIZATRIPTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 1% of all patients

67 60
DILANTIN* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 69 77
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 70 32
RELPAX 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

10 71 153
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 71 62
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 Aug. 31, 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.