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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,582Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,146 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

$724K

2014

$876K

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

7,062

2014

8,947

2015

10,582

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
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 660

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

113

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 551

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

164

patients, 14% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 481

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 469

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 426

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

SELEGILINE HCL 397

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

P
PRIMIDONE 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

P
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

AZILECT 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

P
CARBAMAZEPINE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

AMANTADINE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ENTACAPONE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

VIMPAT 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

NEUPRO 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

BACLOFEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

MINOCYCLINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

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ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% 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 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.