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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,821Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
582 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

$2.07M

2014

$2.48M

2015

$2.4M

2016

Number of Claims

5,049

2014

5,458

2015

5,821

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
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 546

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 293

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 250

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 239

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 230

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 225

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE ER 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TECFIDERA 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NEUPRO 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
SELEGILINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

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AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all 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 Oct. 4, 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.