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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,647Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$448K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,012 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$1.37M

2014

$1.24M

2015

$448K

2016

Number of Claims

23,601

2014

20,873

2015

8,647

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 515

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

171

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 380

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

O
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

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 March 13, 2018.
  • 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.