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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

15,145Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$996K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,895 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$206K

2012

$1.15M

2013

$1.12M

2014

$996K

2015

Number of Claims

3,133

2012

14,944

2013

14,070

2014

15,145

2015

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. 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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

3,306

prescriptions, 22% of all prescriptions

3,288

prescriptions.

624

patients, 33% of all patients

10
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,554

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,509

prescriptions.

268

patients, 14% of all patients

10
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,093

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

980

prescriptions.

243

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

Used to help control certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

975

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

803

prescriptions.

147

patients, 8% of all patients

NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

951

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

951

prescriptions.

240

patients, 13% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

854

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

854

prescriptions.

249

patients, 13% of all patients

10
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

699

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

137

patients, 7% of all patients

10
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

545

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

100

patients, 5% of all patients

10
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

81

patients, 4% of all patients

GALANTAMINE HBR

Galantamine is used to trea... +

Galantamine is used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

77

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER

Treats certain types of se... +

Treats certain types of seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

65

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

AMANTADINE

Treats or prevents the flu ... +

Treats or prevents the flu (influenza type A). Source: National Library of Medicine

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

Treats different types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

47

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

P
PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE*

Used to treat mild to moder... +

Used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss and mental changes) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

Nortriptyline is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 R
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

DILANTIN*

Treats seizures. This medic... +

Treats seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% 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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 April 3, 2016.
  • 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.