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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,733Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 546

$2.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 546

1,621 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older
58% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Florida
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$142 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $223 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Florida
DONEPEZIL HCL 2,354 2,277 424 10 1 2
NAMENDA 1,904 1,881 320 2 4
GABAPENTIN 1,132 955 234 3 1
EXELON 1,082 1,047 196 10 4 11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 915 874 151 5 3
PRIMIDONE 583 561 101 10 6 9
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 568 508 72 10 7 17
MECLIZINE HCL 553 489 136 8 60
ZONISAMIDE 443 358 70 10 9 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 414 396 68 A 10 20
CLOPIDOGREL 354 333 66 11 19
AZILECT 275 256 42 12 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 274 261 49 13 22
LYRICA 265 234 54 14 12
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 247 220 45 15 48
LAMOTRIGINE 234 159 39 16 10
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 231 174 85 R 17 50
PHENOBARBITAL 208 116 27 R 18 58
ROPINIROLE HCL 204 180 23 19 13
CLONAZEPAM 203 198* 33 B 20 8
CYMBALTA 183 170 33 21 15
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 177 122 27 22 32
TOPIRAMATE 172 81 34 23 6
FOLIC ACID 168 132 35 24 72
AMANTADINE 142 137* 26 25 39
AGGRENOX 129 124* 22 26 63
CARBAMAZEPINE 118 58 22 27 27
OXCARBAZEPINE 115 51 16 28 40
SERTRALINE HCL 115 110* 27 28 23
RIVASTIGMINE 108 108 19 30 84
STALEVO 100 108 103* 22 10 30 173
LEVETIRACETAM 104 99* 20 32 5
DIAZEPAM 102 97* 46 B 33 49
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 89 47 18 34 44
PROPRANOLOL HCL 87 82* 18 35 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78 73* 14 R 36 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 76 50 13 37 47
IBUPROFEN 72 52 20 38 65
NAPROXEN 68 63* 19 39 82
TEMAZEPAM 68 68 12 B 39 51
LORAZEPAM 67 <11 <11 B 41 42
MELOXICAM 66 49 15 42 43
BACLOFEN 64 29 20 43 16
TEGRETOL XR 60 <11 <11 44 218
NAMENDA XR 58 53* 27 45 66
COPAXONE 53 <11 <11 46 37
DILANTIN* 52 <11 <11 47 88
STALEVO 150 50 <11 <11 10 48 245
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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 June 24, 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.