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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,632Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$618K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
161 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
21% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

$738K

2014

$700K

2015

$618K

2016

Number of Claims

6,314

2014

6,371

2015

6,632

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
LORAZEPAM 582

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

50

patients, 31% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 442

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 19% of all patients

P
CLOZAPINE 417

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 14% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 416

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

31

patients, 19% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 395

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 16% of all patients

P
OLANZAPINE 267

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 12% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

22

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 13% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 12% of all patients

P
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
OXCARBAZEPINE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 7% of all patients

SAPHRIS 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 P
GABAPENTIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
FLUOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 P
CLOZAPINE ODT 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 53

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 Feb. 16, 2008.
  • 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.