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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,849Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$787K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
595 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

$826K

2014

$793K

2015

$787K

2016

Number of Claims

9,627

2014

9,611

2015

8,849

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
LYRICA 776

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

760

prescriptions.

180

patients, 30% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 550

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 460

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 315

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

P
GABAPENTIN 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

GALANTAMINE HBR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

THIORIDAZINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P
MIRTAZAPINE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P
MEMANTINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

SELEGILINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

IMIPRAMINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
SIMVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMANTADINE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

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 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.
  • 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.