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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,833Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
559 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$1.3M

2014

$2.04M

2015

$2.66M

2016

Number of Claims

6,107

2014

6,730

2015

7,833

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.

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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
GABAPENTIN 682

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

139

patients, 25% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 666

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

139

patients, 25% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 601

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

102

patients, 18% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 555

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 535

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

106

patients, 19% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 372

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 362

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 276

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

LYRICA 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

AZILECT 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

O
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

P
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VIMPAT 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
DOXEPIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
TROKENDI XR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CLOPIDOGREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

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. 13, 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.