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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,564Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
977 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$1.89M

2014

$1.72M

2015

$1.35M

2016

Number of Claims

15,458

2014

15,177

2015

12,564

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.

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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 569

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

132

patients, 14% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 556

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 482

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 471

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

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DONEPEZIL HCL 413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VIMPAT 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

P
FUROSEMIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

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PROPRANOLOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

EXELON 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DILANTIN* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

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 June 1, 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.