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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,143Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
502 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$789K

2014

$869K

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

4,655

2014

5,160

2015

6,143

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 396

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 387

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 230

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 218

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

AZILECT 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

VIMPAT 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

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DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
PHENOBARBITAL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

RIZATRIPTAN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
GALANTAMINE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
OMEPRAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.