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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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8,212Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 41 providers in this state and specialty

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 41 providers in this state and specialty

633 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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 West Virginia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

9% of this provider’s 382 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 633 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 7%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$127 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $389 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$1.64M

2014

$1.42M

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

6,991

2014

8,119

2015

8,212

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
CLONAZEPAM 517

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

1 9
LAMOTRIGINE 447

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

2 6
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 396

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

3 3
LEVETIRACETAM 368

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

4 2
GABAPENTIN 365

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

5 1
TOPIRAMATE 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

6 4
LORAZEPAM 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

6 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

8 51
PRIMIDONE 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

9 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

10 57
DULOXETINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

11 15
VIMPAT 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

12 13
PHENOBARBITAL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

13 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

P 14 24
LYRICA 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

15 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 16 7
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

17 58
TIZANIDINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

18 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

19 79
ALPRAZOLAM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

20 22
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

21 28
ROPINIROLE HCL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

22 19
TRAZODONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

23 32
NAPROXEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

24 82
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

25 20
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 48
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

27 33
BACLOFEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 16
RIZATRIPTAN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 55
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

30 60
VERAPAMIL ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

31 98
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

32 21
SERTRALINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 34 31
MEMANTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 29
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

36 54
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 22, 2011.
  • 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.