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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,582Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$642K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
552 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$984K

2014

$872K

2015

$642K

2016

Number of Claims

4,179

2014

4,180

2015

4,582

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
DONEPEZIL HCL 430

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

107

patients, 19% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 328

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 308

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 284

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 283

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 236

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P
CLOPIDOGREL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

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ENTACAPONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

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PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

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ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

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 May 1, 2008.
  • 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.