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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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44,711Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
823 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

$1.71M

2014

$2.05M

2015

$1.98M

2016

Number of Claims

35,152

2014

40,763

2015

44,711

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 2,394

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,196

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 2,192

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,976

prescriptions.

207

patients, 25% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 1,840

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,660

prescriptions.

243

patients, 30% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,241

prescriptions.

139

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,064

prescriptions.

147

patients, 18% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 1,088

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

998

prescriptions.

142

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 1,014

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

797

prescriptions.

127

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,005

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

912

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 997

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

860

prescriptions.

165

patients, 20% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 946

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

P
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 918

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

817

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 917

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

832

prescriptions.

141

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 895

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

731

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 843

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

773

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 774

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 718

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 710

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 689

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 689

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 687

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 578

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 536

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 532

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 530

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

JANTOVEN 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P
ALLOPURINOL 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

NOVOLOG 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 193

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST 180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LEVEMIR 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ONDANSETRON HCL* 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GENERLAC 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A
SANTYL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

A
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

A
TORSEMIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
OXCARBAZEPINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RENVELA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ROZEREM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ERYTHROMYCIN* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CHOLESTYRAMINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LINZESS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A
BUPROPION XL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PROCRIT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P
COLCHICINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
BREO ELLIPTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NYSTOP 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NYAMYC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 2, 2012.
  • 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.