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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,815Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
365 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
33% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

$720K

2014

$860K

2015

$1.29M

2016

Number of Claims

6,425

2014

7,095

2015

7,815

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
LAMOTRIGINE 964

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

131

patients, 36% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 776

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

107

patients, 29% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 453

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

70

patients, 19% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 374

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

68

patients, 19% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

P
OMEPRAZOLE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

O
VIMPAT 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

TEGRETOL XR 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

10
CITALOPRAM HBR 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

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DIAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

DILANTIN* 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LAMICTAL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P
KEPPRA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

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 July 8, 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.