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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,501Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 546

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 546

1,162 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Florida
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs*

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$135 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $223 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Florida
GABAPENTIN 1,461 1,334 266 1 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,081 1,076* 196 2 2
NAMENDA 1,014 991 189 3 4
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 512 495 87 4 3
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 371 321 67 R 5 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 364 351 66 A 6 20
ROPINIROLE HCL 323 296 53 7 13
EXELON 304 304 50 8 11
LYRICA 256 205 54 9 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 233 217 53 10 21
LEVETIRACETAM 229 183 35 11 5
MELOXICAM 224 191 57 12 43
NAMENDA XR 223 218* 73 13 66
TOPIRAMATE 208 139 63 14 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 187 182* 40 15 22
PRIMIDONE 163 148 26 16 9
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 160 160 15 17 48
NAPROXEN SODIUM 149 119 48 18 118
CLOPIDOGREL 149 144* 26 18 19
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 128 123* 22 20 24
VOLTAREN 112 107* 32 21 83
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 110 105* 35 22 102
ARICEPT 106 101* 21 23 104
MECLIZINE HCL 104 87 47 24 60
PROPRANOLOL HCL 102 77 15 25 38
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 98 98 14 R 26 79
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 97 97 14 27 17
SEROQUEL XR 87 87 16 A 28 87
SERTRALINE HCL 85 85 14 29 23
CARBAMAZEPINE 77 44 15 30 27
GLYCOPYRROLATE 75 70* 21 31 195
VIMPAT 66 24 11 32 33
CLONAZEPAM 64 59* 19 B 33 8
GALANTAMINE HBR 60 <11 <11 34 29
CYMBALTA 56 <11 <11 35 15
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 53 53 13 36 41
BOTOX 53 48* 24 36 232
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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. 26, 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.