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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,113Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
772 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

$1.84M

2014

$2.75M

2015

$3.31M

2016

Number of Claims

5,584

2014

6,178

2015

7,113

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 611

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 575

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 482

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 374

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 372

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 294

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 258

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 250

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

AZILECT 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

VIMPAT 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

COPAXONE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AUBAGIO 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% 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 June 12, 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.