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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,124Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,013 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

$2.3M

2014

$2.09M

2015

$1.66M

2016

Number of Claims

11,995

2014

11,229

2015

11,124

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
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 928

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

902

prescriptions.

164

patients, 16% of all patients

10
ROPINIROLE HCL 907

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

801

prescriptions.

143

patients, 14% of all patients

10
MEMANTINE HCL 787

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

146

patients, 14% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 731

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 696

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 552

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 530

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 403

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DILANTIN* 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

EXELON 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AMANTADINE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NEUPRO 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ENTACAPONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DEPAKOTE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
TEGRETOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <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 Aug. 27, 2010.
  • 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.