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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,666Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.99M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
515 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

$1.32M

2014

$1.79M

2015

$1.99M

2016

Number of Claims

5,419

2014

5,735

2015

5,666

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
GABAPENTIN 502

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

96

patients, 19% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 407

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 389

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 380

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 293

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 226

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

AZILECT 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VIMPAT 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
BACLOFEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
TECFIDERA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

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. 6, 2012.
  • 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.