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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,730Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
607 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

$1.64M

2014

$2M

2015

$2.16M

2016

Number of Claims

5,884

2014

6,298

2015

6,730

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 751

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

161

patients, 27% of all patients

LYRICA 399

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

NAMZARIC 327

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 318

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 257

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 244

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

EXELON 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P
RIVASTIGMINE* 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AZILECT 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
AGGRENOX 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
VIMPAT 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
TOPIRAMATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% 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 10, 2017.
  • 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.