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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,071Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$867K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
603 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$796K

2014

$851K

2015

$867K

2016

Number of Claims

13,560

2014

15,204

2015

15,071

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. 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.

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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 1,114

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,034

prescriptions.

156

patients, 26% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 818

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 583

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMIFLU 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCONTIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 O
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ONDANSETRON HCL* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
SENSIPAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

A
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

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 Jan. 5, 2015.
  • 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.