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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,568Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
462 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

$555K

2014

$862K

2015

$1.1M

2016

Number of Claims

4,140

2014

4,909

2015

5,568

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 848

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

773

prescriptions.

175

patients, 38% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 393

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 370

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

95

patients, 21% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 370

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 330

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 281

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 249

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

RYTARY 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

AZILECT 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

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ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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BUPROPION XL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

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ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AMANTADINE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLYCOPYRROLATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

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 Nov. 15, 2011.
  • 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.