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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,323Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,022 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

$656K

2014

$1.51M

2015

$1.34M

2016

Number of Claims

6,819

2014

7,423

2015

9,323

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.

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
NAMENDA XR 719

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

150

patients, 15% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 566

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

148

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 560

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

158

patients, 15% of all patients

MELOXICAM 335

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

P
EXELON 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

P
MECLIZINE HCL 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

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OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

DUEXIS 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

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IBUPROFEN 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BRINTELLIX 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

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NAPROXEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VIIBRYD 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TRINTELLIX 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 O
MOMETASONE FUROATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 Sept. 7, 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.