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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,358Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 262

$738K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 58 out of 262

213 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
28% Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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 New Jersey
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 213 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs*

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$116 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $303 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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 New Jersey
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 490 40 53 1 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 285 29 33 2 40
CLONAZEPAM 273 34 31 B 3 8
ABILIFY 259 20 30 A 4 49
GABAPENTIN 203 19 26 5 1
RISPERIDONE 191 21 19 A 6 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 186 <11 21 7 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 138 59 18 8 2
BUSPIRONE HCL 136 <11 13 9 86
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 136 <11 15 9 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 132 33 18 A 11 16
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 129 <11 18 S2 12 69
BUPROPION XL 128 20 22 13 68
NAMENDA 128 65 22 13 5
LORAZEPAM 127 15 19 B 15 29
TRAZODONE HCL 127 <11 20 15 41
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 115 31 15 17 87
ALPRAZOLAM 114 15 17 B 18 19
BACLOFEN 109 <11 14 19 13
LEVETIRACETAM 102 0 12 20 4
OLANZAPINE 102 16 12 A 20 50
CYMBALTA 100 19 11 22 17
DEXMETHYLPHENIDATE HCL 98 24 13 S2 10 23 139
FLUOXETINE HCL 92 <11 <11 24 54
TOPIRAMATE 87 0 12 25 6
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 86 <11 <11 A 26 94
GALANTAMINE HBR 86 34 17 26 37
BUPROPION HCL SR 83 <11 <11 28 151
CARBAMAZEPINE 77 <11 <11 29 26
SERTRALINE HCL 75 <11 <11 30 23
AMANTADINE 71 12 12 31 44
LAMOTRIGINE 71 <11 <11 31 7
NALTREXONE HCL 68 <11 <11 33 160
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 66 <11 <11 34 24
LITHIUM CARBONATE 65 <11 <11 35 65
TIZANIDINE HCL 58 <11 <11 36 39
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 57 <11 <11 R 37 25
OXCARBAZEPINE 57 <11 <11 37 18
OXYCONTIN 52 <11 <11 S2 39 57
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 51 <11 <11 S2 40 74
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 51 <11 <11 40 78
PINDOLOL 50 <11 <11 42 192
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 July 16, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.