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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,851Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
508 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

$859K

2014

$1M

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

18,061

2014

20,653

2015

21,851

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,242

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,164

prescriptions.

139

patients, 27% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 859

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

824

prescriptions.

102

patients, 20% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 653

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

99

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 618

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

99

patients, 19% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 597

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

110

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 590

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

95

patients, 19% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 525

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 523

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

89

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 500

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

P
TAMSULOSIN HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

NYSTATIN 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

DIGOXIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTOP 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O
GEMFIBROZIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

A
RENVELA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% 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 17, 2008.
  • 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.