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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,027Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$882K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
734 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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

$485K

2014

$840K

2015

$882K

2016

Number of Claims

9,751

2014

13,444

2015

14,027

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 609

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 567

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 510

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

114

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

P
MEMANTINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O
HUMALOG 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% 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 May 12, 2017.
  • 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.