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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,626Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$6.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
841 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

$6.41M

2014

$6.96M

2015

$6.8M

2016

Number of Claims

7,087

2014

7,407

2015

7,626

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
GABAPENTIN 650

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 539

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 365

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

BACLOFEN 365

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 333

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 327

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

COPAXONE 315

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 314

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

REBIF 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

10
PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

AUBAGIO 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AMPYRA 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AZATHIOPRINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AMANTADINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

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PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TECFIDERA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

O
MODAFINIL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 1% of all patients

BETASERON 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 1, 2013.
  • 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.