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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,891Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,138 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

$1.04M

2014

$1.25M

2015

$1.26M

2016

Number of Claims

19,177

2014

21,748

2015

18,891

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.

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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, 6% of all prescriptions

902

prescriptions.

169

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 745

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 662

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

121

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

123

patients, 11% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

P
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LANTUS 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P
WARFARIN SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 P
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

SAPHRIS 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
LACTULOSE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

O
MYRBETRIQ 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 P
LOVASTATIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
DULOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BACLOFEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
PROAIR HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

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 26, 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.