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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,281Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
540 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

$764K

2014

$993K

2015

$1.12M

2016

Number of Claims

9,729

2014

10,735

2015

12,281

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
OXYCODONE HCL 1,300

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

182

patients, 34% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,255

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

169

patients, 31% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 976

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

158

patients, 29% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 879

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

128

patients, 24% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 738

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

112

patients, 21% of all patients

LYRICA 640

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

116

patients, 21% of all patients

MELOXICAM 591

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

137

patients, 25% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 581

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

O
METHADONE HCL 437

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

O
OPANA ER 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

O
OXYCONTIN 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

FENTANYL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

SUBOXONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 4% of all patients

O
IBUPROFEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% 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 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 March 2, 2016.
  • 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.