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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,549Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
350 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
38% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

$1.64M

2014

$1.94M

2015

$2.21M

2016

Number of Claims

7,619

2014

7,500

2015

7,549

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
LAMOTRIGINE 1,150

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

130

patients, 37% of all patients

10
LEVETIRACETAM 598

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

85

patients, 24% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 512

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 459

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

10
TOPIRAMATE 454

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

VIMPAT 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

FYCOMPA 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

10
OXCARBAZEPINE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE ER 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

10
CLONAZEPAM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

FELBAMATE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

10
DILANTIN* 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LAMICTAL XR 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

10
ONFI 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

DEPAKOTE ER 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 10
GABAPENTIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

BANZEL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
LAMICTAL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

KEPPRA XR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
TOPAMAX 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOCARNITINE* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
KEPPRA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
CARBATROL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
DIAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 4% of all patients

ZONEGRAN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<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 Sept. 22, 2014.
  • 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.