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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,270Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
668 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$1.65M

2014

$1.88M

2015

$2.02M

2016

Number of Claims

6,755

2014

6,990

2015

7,270

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.

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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
DONEPEZIL HCL 512

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 482

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 412

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 390

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 330

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

GALANTAMINE ER 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VIMPAT 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AMANTADINE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

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CLOPIDOGREL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

COPAXONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
AZILECT 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
PHENOBARBITAL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

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DULOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

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DILANTIN* 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
AVONEX PEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
SELEGILINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ENTACAPONE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.