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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,286Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
329 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$674K

2014

$895K

2015

$1.23M

2016

Number of Claims

5,125

2014

5,800

2015

6,286

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.

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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.

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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
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 1,349

prescriptions, 21% of all prescriptions

1,249

prescriptions.

229

patients, 70% of all patients

AMANTADINE 552

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

105

patients, 32% of all patients

10
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 389

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

72

patients, 22% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 360

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

68

patients, 21% of all patients

ENTACAPONE 299

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

63

patients, 19% of all patients

10
DONEPEZIL HCL 299

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

62

patients, 19% of all patients

RYTARY 287

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

P
NEUPRO 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

AZILECT 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

P
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

GALANTAMINE HBR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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SELEGILINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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 29, 2013.
  • 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.