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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,818Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
640 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$1.71M

2014

$2.08M

2015

$2.13M

2016

Number of Claims

5,387

2014

5,352

2015

5,818

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
LEVETIRACETAM 778

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

118

patients, 18% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 459

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 444

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 410

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 294

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

VIMPAT 204

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AZILECT 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AMANTADINE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TECFIDERA 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
DILANTIN* 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
MEMANTINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
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.