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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,436Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
419 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$987K

2014

$1.21M

2015

$1.35M

2016

Number of Claims

4,812

2014

5,177

2015

5,436

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 900

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

868

prescriptions.

107

patients, 26% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 419

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 387

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 224

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
SERTRALINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
VIMPAT 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
COPAXONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 O
TEGRETOL XR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<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 May 16, 2014.
  • 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.