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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,071Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$609K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
319 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$502K

2012

$508K

2013

$560K

2014

$609K

2015

Number of Claims

6,951

2012

7,100

2013

8,550

2014

9,071

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

853

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

848

prescriptions.

76

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

475

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

57

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

384

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

62

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

Used to help control certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 P
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DALIRESP

Used to prevent the symptom... +

Used to prevent the symptoms (flare-ups) of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Aug. 6, 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.