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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,600Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.96M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
482 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

$1.61M

2014

$1.8M

2015

$1.96M

2016

Number of Claims

7,273

2014

7,047

2015

7,600

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. 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
LEVETIRACETAM 594

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 559

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

102

patients, 21% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 343

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

LYRICA 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LAMOTRIGINE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

VIMPAT 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ROPINIROLE HCL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

BUTORPHANOL TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 O
DIAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 P
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CARISOPRODOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ONFI 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

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 April 11, 2013.
  • 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.