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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,465Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$800K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
807 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

$640K

2014

$732K

2015

$800K

2016

Number of Claims

7,839

2014

7,873

2015

8,465

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.

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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,621

prescriptions, 19% of all prescriptions

938

prescriptions.

290

patients, 36% of all patients

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OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 882

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

152

patients, 19% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 791

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 730

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

161

patients, 20% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 425

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

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LYRICA 321

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

FENTANYL 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

O
OXYCONTIN 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

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TOPIRAMATE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

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MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 O
OXYCODONE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 O
MORPHINE SULFATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

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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 Aug. 7, 2012.
  • 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.