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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,770Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$590K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
463 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

$622K

2014

$559K

2015

$590K

2016

Number of Claims

4,644

2014

4,856

2015

4,770

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 596

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

96

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 506

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

80

patients, 17% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 364

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 342

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 317

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DILANTIN* 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
OXCARBAZEPINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

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 Feb. 25, 2010.
  • 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.