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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,348Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
746 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% 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

$2.48M

2014

$2.78M

2015

$3.21M

2016

Number of Claims

7,118

2014

7,566

2015

7,348

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
DONEPEZIL HCL 453

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 401

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 371

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

COPAXONE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMANTADINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P
OXCARBAZEPINE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MODAFINIL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

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VIMPAT 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
PHENOBARBITAL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMZARIC 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

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 July 17, 2017.
  • 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.