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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,973Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 518

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 61 out of 518

523 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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 Texas
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 523 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 523 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$215 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $245 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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 Texas
NAMENDA 391 361 72 1 3
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 340 270 81 2 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 261 241 45 3 2
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 159 99 32 4 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 158 145 26 S3 5 6
CLOPIDOGREL 153 132 31 6 19
LEVETIRACETAM 149 59 26 7 4
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 139 109 24 8 40
GABAPENTIN 137 93 39 9 1
OXCARBAZEPINE 132 88 19 10 32
TOPIRAMATE 128 51 17 11 7
PRIMIDONE 125 91 28 12 10
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 118 56 21 13 21
MELOXICAM 109 98 38 14 45
CLONAZEPAM 101 61 23 B 15 8
PRISTIQ ER 97 66 23 16 99
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 93 73 31 S3 17 140
AMANTADINE 79 59 15 18 36
BACLOFEN 67 42 13 19 26
COPAXONE 64 <11 <11 20 41
TIZANIDINE HCL 64 <11 <11 20 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63 58* 18 22 33
ROPINIROLE HCL 63 <11 <11 22 12
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 62 57* 12 24 14
EXELON 62 62 14 24 11
LYRICA 60 55* 14 26 9
CARBAMAZEPINE 57 <11 <11 27 31
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 55 50* 11 28 17
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.