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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,713Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
661 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$1.09M

2014

$1.01M

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

5,602

2014

4,857

2015

5,713

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.

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
GABAPENTIN 333

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 257

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

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VIMPAT 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 144

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

P
CLONAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
RIVASTIGMINE* 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMZARIC 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

EXELON 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 O
FENTANYL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 O
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.