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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,567Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$426K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
306 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

$364K

2014

$448K

2015

$426K

2016

Number of Claims

3,990

2014

4,396

2015

4,567

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
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 853

prescriptions, 19% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

126

patients, 41% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 662

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

122

patients, 40% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 372

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

68

patients, 22% of all patients

MELOXICAM 124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

BUTRANS 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 5% of all patients

AMANTADINE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 5% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% 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 Dec. 4, 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.