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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,807Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 185 providers in this state and specialty

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 185 providers in this state and specialty

686 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Arizona
lower than average

Antipsychotics

6% of this provider’s 590 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 686 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 686 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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Brand Name Drugs

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$249 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $371 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

7 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$1.2M

2014

$1.66M

2015

$1.2M

2016

Number of Claims

5,573

2014

5,727

2015

4,807

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
DONEPEZIL HCL 480

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
GABAPENTIN 435

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

120

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
MEMANTINE HCL 399

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

3 8
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 271

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

4 22
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 211

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

5 3
TOPIRAMATE 195

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

6 5
LEVETIRACETAM 179

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

7 4
ROPINIROLE HCL 145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

8 16
PRIMIDONE 144

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

9 9
LAMOTRIGINE 143

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

10 7
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

11 17
GALANTAMINE ER 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

12 41
LYRICA 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

13 19
BACLOFEN 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

14 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

P 15 14
CLOPIDOGREL 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

16 35
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

17 36
CLONAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

18 10
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

19 26
ZONISAMIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

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 Jan. 10, 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.