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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

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6,409Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
625 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$887K

2014

$1.06M

2015

$1.26M

2016

Number of Claims

6,274

2014

6,501

2015

6,409

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.

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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.

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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
GABAPENTIN 590

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

143

patients, 23% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 535

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 507

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 355

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 274

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

BACLOFEN 240

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

VIMPAT 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

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CLOPIDOGREL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
PRIMIDONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

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CARBAMAZEPINE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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CARBAMAZEPINE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NEUPRO 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

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 May 1, 2012.
  • 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.