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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,081Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
555 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

$1.9M

2014

$2.31M

2015

$2.55M

2016

Number of Claims

6,613

2014

6,963

2015

8,081

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
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 492

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 452

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 446

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

BACLOFEN 444

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 297

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VIMPAT 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

EXELON 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

RYTARY 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

APTIOM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
RIVASTIGMINE* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
AMANTADINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TEGRETOL XR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
AZILECT 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 50

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 Dec. 26, 2013.
  • 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.