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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,714Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
469 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
45% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

$2.47M

2014

$3.03M

2015

$3.14M

2016

Number of Claims

8,914

2014

8,962

2015

8,714

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
LEVETIRACETAM 995

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

139

patients, 30% of all patients

VIMPAT 798

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

10
LAMOTRIGINE 693

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

80

patients, 17% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 421

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ONFI 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

APTIOM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

10
ALPRAZOLAM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FELBAMATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

10
FYCOMPA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

10
BANZEL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMICTAL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

OXTELLAR XR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 10
SERTRALINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

KEPPRA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
DILANTIN* 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPAMAX 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
DEPAKOTE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
DEPAKOTE ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
RIVASTIGMINE* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

TEGRETOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

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 Aug. 16, 2017.
  • 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.