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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,177Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
768 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$987K

2014

$1.2M

2015

$1.02M

2016

Number of Claims

6,809

2014

7,582

2015

8,177

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.

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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
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,932

prescriptions, 24% of all prescriptions

1,889

prescriptions.

384

patients, 50% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 902

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

882

prescriptions.

158

patients, 21% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 725

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

146

patients, 19% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 398

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

P
TOPIRAMATE 295

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMZARIC 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

GALANTAMINE ER 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

EXELON 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

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SERTRALINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

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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 Aug. 23, 2016.
  • 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.