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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,997Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$959K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
577 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

$1.09M

2014

$967K

2015

$959K

2016

Number of Claims

7,074

2014

6,187

2015

4,997

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 413

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 374

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 314

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 294

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 266

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 209

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

LYRICA 207

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 196

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

BACLOFEN 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 125

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
TRAZODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CLOPIDOGREL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% 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 25, 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.