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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,299Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
680 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

$938K

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1.27M

2016

Number of Claims

4,912

2014

4,951

2015

5,299

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
GABAPENTIN 550

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

169

patients, 25% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 396

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 387

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 286

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 282

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 225

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

P
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

EXELON 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

AZILECT 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LYRICA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
COPAXONE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
PRIMIDONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

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 Oct. 17, 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.