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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Clinical Neurophysiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,112Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
278 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
43% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$468K

2012

$828K

2013

$1.14M

2014

$1.34M

2015

Number of Claims

2,463

2012

3,650

2013

4,734

2014

5,112

2015

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. 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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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

Used to help control certai... +

Used to help control certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

667

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

78

patients, 28% of all patients

VIMPAT

Used to control partial sei... +

Used to control partial seizures (convulsions) in the treatment of epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

348

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

41

patients, 15% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

260

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

38

patients, 14% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

231

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

TOPAMAX 201

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

10
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

193

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

KEPPRA 183

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

10
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

LAMICTAL 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM ER 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

R
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

DEPAKOTE ER 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
ONFI 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

KEPPRA XR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
DEPAKOTE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 10
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
DILANTIN*

Treats seizures. This medic... +

Treats seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% 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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Jan. 24, 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.