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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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11,588Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 274 providers in this state and specialty

$2.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 274 providers in this state and specialty

1,040 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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 North Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 792 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

2% of this provider’s 1,040 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 1,040 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 8%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$186 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $325 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$2.16M

2014

$2.31M

2015

$2.16M

2016

Number of Claims

11,063

2014

11,302

2015

11,588

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 971

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

924

prescriptions.

191

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
GABAPENTIN 783

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

165

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
LEVETIRACETAM 504

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

3 4
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 502

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

4 3
CLOPIDOGREL 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

5 24
TIZANIDINE HCL 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

6 12
NAMENDA XR 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

7 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

8 35
DULOXETINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

9 11
CLONAZEPAM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

10 6
PRIMIDONE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

11 9
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

12 21
ALPRAZOLAM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

13 22
LYRICA 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

14 14
TOPIRAMATE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

15 5
BACLOFEN 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

16 15
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

17 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

18 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

O 19 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

O 20 13
LAMOTRIGINE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

21 7
MIRTAZAPINE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

22 50
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

23 36
PHENOBARBITAL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

24 45
SERTRALINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

25 29
DIAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

26 34
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

P 27 23
MEMANTINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

28 10
TRAMADOL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

O 29 26
AZILECT 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

30 42
OXCARBAZEPINE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

31 41
CARBAMAZEPINE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

31 48
NUEDEXTA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

33 107
TRAZODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

34 30
DILANTIN* 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

35 66
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

36 72
PROMETHAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

37 54
ROPINIROLE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

38 16
LORAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

39 33
TEGRETOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 10 40 178
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

41 49
RIVASTIGMINE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 42 55
CITALOPRAM HBR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

43 39
ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 44 119
COPAXONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 45 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

46 73
GALANTAMINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 47 79
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 Dec. 3, 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.