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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,919Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$803K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
581 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% 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

$812K

2014

$799K

2015

$803K

2016

Number of Claims

8,551

2014

9,051

2015

8,919

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 1,011

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

821

prescriptions.

169

patients, 29% of all patients

BACLOFEN 685

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

98

patients, 17% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 579

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 418

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 390

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 360

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 316

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 314

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

AZILECT 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

VOLTAREN 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P
OXCARBAZEPINE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LYRICA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

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 Oct. 22, 2014.
  • 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.