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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,044Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 52

$752K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 52

571 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older
32% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Mississippi
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 571 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$124 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $150 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Mississippi
NAMENDA 1,089 1,050 180 1 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,024 953 196 2 2
EXELON 286 272 65 3 34
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 280 244 58 A 4 18
TOPIRAMATE 248 146 50 5 5
GABAPENTIN 213 147 43 6 1
LEVETIRACETAM 173 100 26 7 4
TRAZODONE HCL 159 138 42 8 30
GALANTAMINE HBR 155 155 23 9 53
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 147 124 28 10 7
NAMENDA XR 121 116* 47 11 64
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 117 101 22 12 37
LORAZEPAM 115 96 30 B 13 50
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 114 109* 21 14 26
LYRICA 101 61 18 15 9
CLONAZEPAM 84 69 16 B 16 8
NEUPRO 83 78* 15 17 76
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83 27 19 S3 17 3
NUEDEXTA 83 72 17 17 76
ROPINIROLE HCL 81 43 15 20 13
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 77 52 13 21 15
SERTRALINE HCL 75 54 15 22 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 73 60 16 23 19
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 71 <11 <11 24 47
PRIMIDONE 61 <11 <11 25 11
CLOPIDOGREL 56 51* 12 26 16
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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 Jan. 30, 2015.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.