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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,574Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$995K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
217 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
35% 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

$924K

2014

$963K

2015

$995K

2016

Number of Claims

5,281

2014

5,406

2015

5,574

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
OXYCODONE HCL 820

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

68

patients, 31% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 342

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

O
DIAZEPAM 251

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 228

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 10% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 220

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

36

patients, 17% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 216

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

32

patients, 15% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 140

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

FENTANYL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O
MELOXICAM 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

LYRICA 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

O
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
PRIMIDONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O
METHOCARBAMOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 7% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.