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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,687Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
646 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

$1.45M

2014

$1.66M

2015

$1.61M

2016

Number of Claims

6,480

2014

7,370

2015

6,687

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
MEMANTINE HCL 438

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 431

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 406

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 379

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 255

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

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CLOPIDOGREL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O
OXCARBAZEPINE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

10
RIVASTIGMINE* 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LEVETIRACETAM ER 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

COPAXONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

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AZILECT 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 P
PHENOBARBITAL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
EXELON 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AGGRENOX 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

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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 April 11, 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.