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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,079Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
634 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

$2.48M

2014

$2.74M

2015

$2.61M

2016

Number of Claims

8,156

2014

8,187

2015

7,079

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
GABAPENTIN 784

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

162

patients, 26% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 275

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 264

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 258

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 258

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TECFIDERA 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

COPAXONE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VIMPAT 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MODAFINIL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
ALPRAZOLAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
TRAZODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CITALOPRAM HBR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
NUEDEXTA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

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 Jan. 13, 2015.
  • 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.