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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,760Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$983K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
525 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$1.05M

2014

$776K

2015

$983K

2016

Number of Claims

3,859

2014

4,262

2015

4,760

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 640

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

111

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 316

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 313

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 253

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 204

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 173

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 167

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

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SERTRALINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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TIZANIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

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. 26, 2011.
  • 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.