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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,310Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$7.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
864 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$6.2M

2014

$6.8M

2015

$7.37M

2016

Number of Claims

13,923

2014

12,420

2015

12,310

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
CLONAZEPAM 943

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

170

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 614

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 466

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 439

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 426

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

GALANTAMINE HBR 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

10
DIAZEPAM 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

GAMMAGARD LIQUID 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AUBAGIO 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

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DULOXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

VIMPAT 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TECFIDERA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

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LAMOTRIGINE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 3% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 2% of all patients

GILENYA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
METHADONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 O
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
COPAXONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ZONISAMIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
EPITOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

10
SERTRALINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

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 May 4, 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.