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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,158Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 546

$939K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 546

828 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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

1% of this provider’s 828 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs*

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$131 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $223 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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 824 799 185 1 2
NAMENDA 534 516 100 2 4
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 300 274 62 3 3
GABAPENTIN 294 210 69 4 1
EXELON 276 271* 52 5 11
ROPINIROLE HCL 244 230 42 6 13
CLONAZEPAM 194 138 32 B 7 8
LEVETIRACETAM 169 79 30 8 5
LYRICA 150 104 29 9 12
PROPRANOLOL HCL 146 125 31 10 38
MELOXICAM 139 125 40 11 43
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 138 121 28 12 24
TRAZODONE HCL 136 115 32 13 35
CLOPIDOGREL 133 121 24 14 19
LAMOTRIGINE 128 78 24 15 10
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 120 72 28 R 16 18
CYMBALTA 118 96 32 17 15
TOPIRAMATE 115 61 28 18 6
ALPRAZOLAM 109 74 26 B 19 14
AMANTADINE 106 78 16 20 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94 89* 15 21 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 93 88* 25 22 21
FOLIC ACID 86 86 17 23 72
SERTRALINE HCL 83 62 12 24 23
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 82 70 14 25 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80 56 15 26 36
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 79 53 16 27 41
GALANTAMINE HBR 74 69* 15 28 29
TEMAZEPAM 68 57 17 B 29 51
PRIMIDONE 66 49 15 30 9
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 65 60* 17 31 48
NAPROXEN SODIUM 52 47* 23 32 118
AZILECT 52 <11 <11 32 25
LAMICTAL XR 50 <11 <11 34 128
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 March 17, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.