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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,298Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
602 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

$1.16M

2014

$1.26M

2015

$1.16M

2016

Number of Claims

8,804

2014

8,508

2015

7,298

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
NAMENDA XR 872

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

821

prescriptions.

139

patients, 23% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 554

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

116

patients, 19% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 504

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 490

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

95

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 361

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 335

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 334

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

VIMPAT 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AZILECT 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

EXELON 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ENTACAPONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NEUPRO 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
OXCARBAZEPINE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
AMANTADINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
PRIMIDONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

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 March 19, 2015.
  • 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.