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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,067Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
414 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

$999K

2014

$1.07M

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

19,782

2014

18,964

2015

19,067

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 720

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

89

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 677

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

101

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 626

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

83

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 623

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

81

patients, 20% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 596

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 570

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

89

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 509

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

73

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

75

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

ZETIA 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

75

patients, 18% of all patients

COUMADIN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVEMIR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

75

patients, 18% of all patients

A
PROAIR HFA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
NIFEDIPINE ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LYRICA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% 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 June 17, 2010.
  • 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.